Phiomia

noun
Phi·​o·​mia | \ fīˈōmēə\

Definition of Phiomia

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

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History and Etymology for 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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