Phiomia

noun Phi·o·mia \fīˈōmēə\

Definition of Phiomia

  1. :  a genus of long-jawed mastodons (family Gomphotheriidae) found in the Oligocene of Egypt

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Origin and Etymology of phiomia

New Latin, from Coptic ph-iom the sea, the lake (from Egyptian ym sea, from a Canaanite word akin to Hebrew yām) + New Latin -ia; from its discovery in the Faiyum, lake province of Egypt


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