Condylarthra

plural noun Con·dy·lar·thra \ˌkändəˈlärthrə\

Definition of Condylarthra

  1. :  an order or suborder of extinct Eocene ungulate mammals having many primitive characters some of which connect them with the Creodonta and being more or less plantigrade with five-toed limbs and a third trochanter

condylarthrous

adjective

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Origin and Etymology of condylarthra

New Latin, from condyl- + -arthra (neuter plural of -arthrus jointed, from Greek -arthros, from arthron joint) — more at arthr-


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