Moropus

noun Mor·o·pus \ˈmȯrəpəs, ˈmär-\

Definition of Moropus

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

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Origin and Etymology of moropus

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


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