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amblypod

[ am-bluh-pod ]
/ ˈæm bləˌpɒd /
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noun

one of the primitive ungulate mammals of the extinct order Pantodonta, from the Paleocene and Eocene epochs, having a massive body and short legs.

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Origin of amblypod

<New Latin Amblypoda<Greek amblý(s) blunt + -poda-poda
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