plural noun
An·​co·​don·​ta | \ ˌaŋkōˈdäntə \

Definition of Ancodonta

: a division of Artiodactyla comprising the hippopotamuses and extinct related forms and with the Suina and certain extinct related forms forming the suborder Suiformes

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First Known Use of Ancodonta

1930, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Ancodonta

New Latin, from Greek ankos bend, hollow + New Latin -odonta

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“Ancodonta.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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