Tolypeutes

noun Tol·y·peu·tes \ˌtäləˈpyüt(ˌ)ēz\

Definition of Tolypeutes

  1. :  a genus of South American armadillos containing the apar

tolypeutine

adjective or noun

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Origin and Etymology of tolypeutes

New Latin, from Greek tolypeuein to wind wool into a ball for spinning, from tolypē ball of wool; perhaps akin to Greek tylos callus, knob — more at thole


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