coryphodon

[ kuh-rif-uh-don ]
/ kəˈrɪf əˌdɒn /

noun Paleontology.

a primitive hoofed mammal of the extinct genus Coryphodon, of the early Eocene Epoch, having a long, thickset body, short legs, and five-toed feet, each toe ending in a small hoof.

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Origin of coryphodon

1845; <New Latin <Greek koryph() peak, top + odṓn tooth
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