artiodactyl

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noun ar·tio·dac·tyl \ˌär-tē-ō-ˈdak-təl\

Definition of artiodactyl

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

artiodactyl

adjective

Origin and Etymology of artiodactyl

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


First Known Use: 1848


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