hyaenodon

noun hy·aeno·don \ hīˈēnəˌdän , -ˈen- \

Definition of hyaenodon

1 capitalized : the type genus of Hyaenodontidae comprising extinct carnivorous mammals from Eocene, Oligocene, and possible Miocene deposits of Eurasia, Africa, and North America
2 plural -s : a mammal of the genus Hyaenodon

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Origin and Etymology of hyaenodon

New Latin Hyaenodont-, Hyaenodon, from Hyaena + -odont-, -odon -odon


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