Moropus

noun
Mor·​o·​pus | \ ˈmȯrəpəs, ˈmär- \

Definition of Moropus

: a genus of American Miocene clawed perissodactyls (family Chalicotheriidae) attaining the size of modern horses

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History and Etymology for Moropus

New Latin, from Greek mōros sluggish, dull + New Latin -pus; from its suggested affinities to the sloth

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“Moropus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Moropus. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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