Xenarthra

plural noun
Xe·​nar·​thra | \ zəˈnärthrə \

Definition of Xenarthra

: a suborder or other division of Edentata comprising the American anteaters, armadillos, sloths, and usually the extinct ground sloths

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Other Words from Xenarthra

xenarthral \ -​thrəl \ or xenarthrous \ -​thrəs \ adjective
xenarthran \ -​thrən \ adjective or noun

History and Etymology for Xenarthra

New Latin, from xen- + arthra, plural of arthron

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“Xenarthra.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Xenarthra. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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