Hyracodon

noun
Hy·​rac·​o·​don | \ hīˈrakəˌdän \

Definition of Hyracodon

: a genus (the type of the family Hyracodontidae) of Eocene and Oligocene perissodactyls related to the rhinoceroses but hornless and of light agile build with all feet three-toed

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History and Etymology for Hyracodon

New Latin, from Hyrac-, Hyrax + -odon

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“Hyracodon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hyracodon. Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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