plural noun

: a suborder of Notoungulata or sometimes a separate order comprising small South American Tertiary and Pleistocene mammals somewhat similar to the rodents and having clavicles, usually five toes, and simple persistently growing teeth

Word History


New Latin, from plural of Typotherium, genus of herbivorous mammals, from typ- (probably influenced in meaning by French slang type peculiar individual, from French type type, from Greek typos) + -therium

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“Typotheria.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Typotheria. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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