stegodon

noun stego·don

Definition of stegodon

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

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Origin and Etymology of stegodon

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


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