: a genus of North American Pliocene mastodonts having an elongated lower jaw and lower tusks flattened into broad scoops

Word History


New Latin, from Greek amē shovel + belos missile, dart + New Latin -odon

First Known Use

1900, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Amebelodon was in 1900

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“Amebelodon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Mar. 2024.

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