Elaphodus

noun
Elaph·​o·​dus | \ ə̇ˈlafədəs \

Definition of Elaphodus

: a genus of mammals (family Cervidae) comprising the tufted deer of China which is related to the muntjacs but lacks frontal glands and has antlers greatly reduced

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History and Etymology for Elaphodus

New Latin, from Greek elaphos deer + New Latin -odus; from the large upper canines of the male

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“Elaphodus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Elaphodus. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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