Glossotherium

noun Glos·so·the·ri·um \-ōˈthirēəm\

Definition of Glossotherium

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of glossotherium

New Latin, from gloss- + -therium


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