Tolypeutes

noun
Tol·​y·​peu·​tes | \ ˌtäləˈpyüt(ˌ)ēz \

Definition of Tolypeutes

: a genus of South American armadillos containing the apar

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Other Words from Tolypeutes

tolypeutine \ ¦⸗⸗¦pyüˌtīn , -​ütə̇n \ adjective or noun

History and Etymology for 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

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“Tolypeutes.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Tolypeutes. Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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