Am·​e·​bel·​o·​don | \ ˌaməˈbeləˌdän \

Definition of Amebelodon

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

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First Known Use of Amebelodon

1900, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Amebelodon

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

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“Amebelodon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2021.

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