entelodont

noun en·tel·o·dont \-änt\

Definition of entelodont

plural

-s

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of entelodont

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


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