glyptodon, glip′to-don, n. a gigantic fossil armadillo of South America with fluted teeth.
A primitive genus also appears to be Peltephilus, which is perhaps rather an Armadillo than a glyptodon.
The most beautiful damsel that ever lived she would without a moment's hesitation turn into a glyptodon or a Hippocrepian.
One would have thought from its size and strength that the glyptodon had been built, like Rome, for eternity.
We now pass on to the old gigantic representative of the armadillo, the glyptodon.
The glyptodon was a mailed edentate, eight feet long, resembling the little armadillo.
The glyptodon is known to have been more than eleven feet in length, and his near-kinsman, the chlamydothere, was even larger.
In front, near the centre, is the glyptodon another South American animal of the armadillo tribe.
In glyptodon the teeth are almost divided into three lobes by two deep grooves on each side.
The descending process of the zygomatic arch is not so extraordinarily exaggerated as it is in glyptodon.