plural noun

: a family, coextensive with Chalicotherioidea, of Tertiary perissodactyls of worldwide distribution having cleft clawlike toes

Word History


New Latin, from Chalicotherium, type genus (from Greek chalik-, chalix gravel + New Latin -therium) + -idae

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“Chalicotheriidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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