Hyracotherium

noun
Hy·​ra·​co·​the·​ri·​um

Definition of Hyracotherium

: 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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History and Etymology for Hyracotherium

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

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“Hyracotherium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hyracotherium. Accessed 7 Jul. 2022.

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