noun Hy·po·hip·pus \-pəs\

Definition of Hypohippus

  1. :  a genus of extinct long-necked long-bodied short-limbed horses showing adaptations for life in forests and known from remains found in the Miocene of America and the Pliocene of China

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Origin and Etymology of hypohippus

New Latin, from hypo- + -hippus

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to cast off or become cast off

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