multituberculate

noun mul·ti·tu·ber·cu·late \ˌməl-tē-ˌtü-ˈbər-kyə-lət\

Definition of multituberculate

  1. :  any of an order (Multituberculata) of relatively small extinct mammals of the Mesozoic and early Cenozoic that typically resembled rodents, had many-cusped molars, and have no known living descendants

Origin and Etymology of multituberculate

New Latin Multituberculata, ultimately from Latin multi- + New Latin tuberculatus tuberculate


First Known Use: 1884


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