capitalized : a genus of primitive Asiatic Pliocene and Pleistocene mammals that have molar teeth with relatively broad enamel ridges and but little cement and thus are intermediate between elephants and mastodons
or stegodont
plural -s [stegodont from New Latin Stegodont-, Stegodon] : an animal or fossil of the genus Stegodon

Word History


New Latin Stegodont-, Stegodon, from steg- + -odont-, -odon -odon

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“Stegodon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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