plural noun

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

Word History


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

First Known Use

1930, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Ancodonta was in 1930

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“Ancodonta.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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