multituberculate

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

Definition of multituberculate

: 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

First Known Use of multituberculate

1884, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for multituberculate

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

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