Amyn·​o·​don | \ əˈminəˌdän \

Definition of Amynodon

: a genus of Eocene perissodactyls related to the rhinoceros but hornless and having the canines developed into curved tusks

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Other Words from Amynodon

amynodont \ -​nt \ noun or adjective

First Known Use of Amynodon

1877, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Amynodon

New Latin, from Greek amynein to ward off + New Latin -odon

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“Amynodon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2020.

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