Odobenus

noun
Odo·​be·​nus | \ -ˈbēnəs \

Definition of Odobenus

: the type genus of Odobenidae comprising the walruses

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History and Etymology for Odobenus

New Latin, from Greek odōn tooth + bainein to walk; from the belief that walruses use their tusks in sequence

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“Odobenus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Odobenus. Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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