Hyrachyus

noun
Hy·​rach·​y·​us | \ hīˈrakēəs \

Definition of Hyrachyus

: a genus (the type of the family Hyrachyidae) of primitive perissodactyl ungulates related to the rhinoceroses and common in the North American Eocene

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History and Etymology for Hyrachyus

New Latin, from Hyrac-, Hyrax, genus of ungulates + -hyus (from Greek hy-, hys hog, swine) (female hog)

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“Hyrachyus.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hyrachyus. Accessed 25 January 2020.

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