Dicynodon

noun
Di·​cyn·​o·​don | \(ˈ)dī¦sinəˌdän, -¦sīn-\

Definition of Dicynodon 

: a genus of heavily built small to moderately large Permian reptiles (order Therapsida) that were presumably herbivorous and semiaquatic or marsh-dwelling forms and that had the teeth reduced to a pair of large canines in the male only and the jaws covered by a horny beak

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History and Etymology for Dicynodon

New Latin, from di- + cyn- + -odon

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