Typotheria

plural noun
Ty·​po·​the·​ria

Definition of Typotheria

: 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

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History and Etymology for Typotheria

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 22 Sep. 2020.

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