Merycoidodon

noun Mer·yc·oi·do·don

Definition of Merycoidodon

:a genus (the type of the family Merycoidodontidae) of extinct, Oligocene, four-toed artiodactyls of the size of a peccary and the form of a swine that are regarded as probably archaic ruminants living in North America from the Eocene to the early Pliocene — see oreodont

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Origin and Etymology of merycoidodon

New Latin, from Greek mērykasthai to ruminate + New Latin -oides -oid + -odon


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