plural noun

: a suborder of extinct primitive mammals (order Carnivora) showing relationship to the early ungulates and known from fossil remains in Eocene and Oligocene formations compare hyaenodon

Word History


New Latin, from cre- + -odonta

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“Creodonta.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 2024.

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