entelodont

noun
en·​tel·​o·​dont | \ -änt \
plural -s

Definition of entelodont

: a member of a family (Entelodontidae) of giant pigs that appeared in the Eocene and reached their highest development in the Oligocene of the northern hemisphere — compare dinohyus , entelodon

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History and Etymology for entelodont

New Latin Entelodontidae, from Entelodont-, Entelodon, type genus + -idae

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“Entelodont.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/entelodont. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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