machairodont

adjective
ma·​chai·​ro·​dont | \ məˈkīrəˌdänt \
variants: or less commonly machaerodont \ -​kir , -​ker-​ \

Definition of machairodont

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of or relating to the genus Machairodus or related saber-toothed cats (subfamily Machairodontinae)

machairodont

noun
\ " \
variants: or less commonly machaerodont \ " \
plural -s

Definition of machairodont (Entry 2 of 2)

: a member of the genus Machairodus or a related saber-toothed cat (subfamily Machairodontinae) : saber-toothed tiger

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History and Etymology for machairodont

Adjective

machairodont, from Greek machaira sword, dagger + English -odont; machaerodont, from Latin machaera sword, dagger (from Greek machaira) + English -odont

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“Machairodont.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/machairodont. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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