Sivatherium

noun Si·va·the·ri·um

Definition of Sivatherium

  1. :  a genus that comprises very large mammals from the Pliocene of India with two pairs of horns of which the posterior are large and somewhat palmated and a muzzle probably fleshy or dilated like that of the saiga antelope and that is placed in the same family as the giraffe or sometimes made the type of a distinct family

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Origin and Etymology of sivatherium

New Latin, from Siva, supreme god of many Hindu sects (from Sanskrit Śiva) + -therium


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