Sam·​o·​the·​ri·​um | \ ˌsaməˈthirēəm \

Definition of Samotherium

: a genus of extinct ungulates of the Miocene of Greece related to the giraffe but having a shorter neck and no median frontal knob

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History and Etymology for Samotherium

New Latin, from Samos, island in the Aegean sea + -therium

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“Samotherium.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 14 December 2019.

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