plural noun

: an artificial assemblage of nonruminant hoofed mammals usually having a thick skin and including the elephants, hippopotamuses, rhinoceroses, tapirs, horses, pigs, and others

Word History


New Latin, from pachy- + -dermata

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“Pachydermata.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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