artiodactyl

noun
ar·​tio·​dac·​tyl | \ ˌär-tē-ō-ˈdak-tᵊl How to pronounce artiodactyl (audio) \

Definition of artiodactyl

: any of an order (Artiodactyla) of ungulates (such as the camel or pig) with an even number of functional toes on each foot

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artiodactyl adjective

First Known Use of artiodactyl

1848, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for artiodactyl

New Latin Artiodactyla, from Greek artios fitting, even-numbered + daktylos finger, toe; akin to Greek arariskein to fit — more at arm

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