Elephantidae

plural noun El·e·phan·ti·dae \ˌeləˈfantəˌdē\

Definition of Elephantidae

  1. :  a family of bulky mammals (order Proboscidea) comprising the recent elephants and related extinct forms (such as the mammoths) that differ from these chiefly in respect to their dentition and in former classifications including also the mastodons

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Origin and Etymology of elephantidae

New Latin, from Elephant-, Elephas, type genus + -idae


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