noun plural

Pe·​ris·​so·​dac·​tyla pə-ˌris-ə-ˈdak-tə-lə How to pronounce Perissodactyla (audio)
: an order of nonruminant ungulate mammals (as the horse, the tapir, or the rhinoceros) that usually have an odd number of toes, molar teeth with transverse ridges on the grinding surface, and posterior premolars resembling true molars compare artiodactyla
perissodactyl noun or adjective

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“Perissodactyla.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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