Gomphotheriidae

plural noun

Gom·​pho·​the·​ri·​idae
ˌgäm(p)fōthəˈrīəˌdē
: a family of widely distributed fossil elephants extinct since the Pleistocene

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Gomphotherium, type genus + -idae

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“Gomphotheriidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Gomphotheriidae. Accessed 1 Feb. 2023.

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