Halitherium

noun Hal·i·the·ri·um \ˌhaləˈthirēəm\

Definition of Halitherium

  1. :  a genus of sirenians that is known from remains found in the Oligocene and Miocene of southern Europe and the Oligocene of Madagascar and is made type of a separate family or included in Dugongidae

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Origin and Etymology of halitherium

New Latin, from hali- + -therium


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