zeuglodon

noun
zeu·​glo·​don | \ ˈzügləˌdän \
variants: or zeuglodont \ -​nt \
plural -s

Definition of zeuglodon

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: any of the extinct slender toothed whales constituting the genus Basilosaurus

zeuglodon

adjective
zeu·​glo·​don | \ " \

Definition of zeuglodon (Entry 2 of 3)

: of or relating to the zeuglodons

Zeuglodon

Zeu·​glo·​don | \ " \

Definition of Zeuglodon (Entry 3 of 3)

taxonomic synonym of basilosaurus

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History and Etymology for zeuglodon

New Latin Zeuglodont-, Zeuglodon, from Greek zeuglē loop or strap of a yoke (from zeugnynai to yoke) + New Latin -odont-, -odon

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“Zeuglodon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zeuglodon. Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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