coryphodon

noun

co·​ryph·​o·​don
kəˈrifəˌdän
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
coryphodont
-nt
adjective or noun

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Coryphodon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coryphodon. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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