Protohippus

noun
Pro·​to·​hip·​pus | \ ˌprōtəˈhipəs \

Definition of Protohippus

: a genus of Pliocene horses approximating donkeys in size and having two small vestigial lateral toes that do not touch the ground

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History and Etymology for Protohippus

New Latin, from prot- + -hippus

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“Protohippus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Protohippus. Accessed 16 Oct. 2021.

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