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: of, relating to, or being any of several extinct Old World Pliocene and Pleistocene mastodons with much-shortened jaws and complex grinding teeth


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plural -s
: a brevirostrine animal

Word History



brevi- + Latin rostrum beak + English -ine

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“Brevirostrine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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