stegodon

noun
stego·​don

Definition of stegodon

1 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
2 or stegodont \ -​nt \ plural -s [stegodont from New Latin Stegodont-, Stegodon] : an animal or fossil of the genus Stegodon

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History and Etymology for stegodon

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

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“Stegodon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stegodon. Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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