Merycopotamus

noun
Mer·​yc·​o·​pot·​a·​mus | \ -kōˈpätəməs \

Definition of Merycopotamus

: a genus of Asiatic Pliocene and Pleistocene artiodactyls related to the genus Anthracotherium and sometimes made the type of a distinct family

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History and Etymology for Merycopotamus

New Latin, from Greek mērykasthai + New Latin -o- + potamos river

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“Merycopotamus.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Merycopotamus. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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