: a genus of hornless artiodactyl mammals with a long tail and weak canine teeth that is the type of a family (Anoplotheriidae) of the lower Oligocene of Europe

Word History


New Latin, from anopl- + -therium

First Known Use

1809, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Anoplotherium was in 1809

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“Anoplotherium.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

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