Definition of Hypohippus
: 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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