coryphodon

noun co·ryph·o·don \kəˈrifəˌdän\

Definition of coryphodon

  1. 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. 2 plural -s :  any animal or fossil of the genus Coryphodon

coryphodont

\-nt\ adjective or noun

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Origin and Etymology of coryphodon

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


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