Diprotodon

noun Di·pro·to·don \dīˈprōtəˌdän\

Definition of Diprotodon

  1. 1 :  a monotypic genus of Australian Pleistocene herbivorous marsupials related to the kangaroos, resembling a rhinoceros in size, and walking on four legs — see diprotodontia

  2. 2 diprotodon plural -s :  any animal or fossil of the genus Diprotodon

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Origin and Etymology of diprotodon

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


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