Glossotherium

noun
Glos·​so·​the·​ri·​um | \ -ōˈthirēəm \

Definition of Glossotherium

: a genus of large South American Pleistocene ground sloths related to the genus Mylodon that have the nostrils completely enclosed by the premaxillae so that the skull has a superficial likeness to that of a turtle

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History and Etymology for Glossotherium

New Latin, from gloss- + -therium

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“Glossotherium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Glossotherium. Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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