Hyracotherium

noun Hy·ra·co·the·ri·um

Definition of Hyracotherium

  1. :  a genus of lower Eocene perissodactylous mammals about the size of a fox having four-toed forelimbs and three-toed hind limbs and regarded as among the earliest ancestors of the modern horse

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Origin and Etymology of hyracotherium

New Latin Hyrac-, Hyrax + -o- + -therium


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