co·​ryph·​o·​don | \ kəˈrifəˌdän \

Definition of coryphodon

1 capitalized : a genus of extinct mammals (order Pantodonta) from the Lower Eocene of Europe and America varying in size between the tapir and rhinoceros and having short plantigrade 5-toed feet like the elephant and sometimes small or rudimentary horns
2 plural -s : any animal or fossil of the genus Coryphodon

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coryphodont \ -​nt \ adjective or noun

History and Etymology for coryphodon

New Latin, from Greek koryphē point, top + New Latin -odon

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“Coryphodon.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 15 December 2019.

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