Definition of Homalodotherium
: a genus of extinct South American Miocene herbivorous mammals (order Notoungulata) the size of a small ox with the teeth comparatively undifferentiated, the 5-toed feet ending in heavy blunt claws, and the forefeet adapted for digging
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Origin and Etymology of homalodotherium
New Latin, irregular from homal- + Greek odont-, odōn tooth + New Latin -therium
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