Definition of Phiomia
: 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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