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dinothere

[ dahy-nuh-theer ]
/ ˈdaɪ nəˌθɪər /
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noun

any elephantlike mammal of the extinct genus Dinotherium, from the later Tertiary Period of Europe and Asia, having large, outwardly curving tusks.

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Also di·no·the·ri·um [dahy-nuh-theer-ee-uhm]. /ˌdaɪ nəˈθɪər i əm/.

Origin of dinothere

<New Latin Dinotherium (1829); see dino-, -there
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British Dictionary definitions for dinothere

dinothere
/ (ˈdaɪnəˌθɪə) /

noun

any extinct late Tertiary elephant-like mammal of the genus Dinotherium (or Deinotherium), having a down-turned jaw with tusks curving downwards and backwards

Word Origin for dinothere

C19: from New Latin dinotherium, from Greek deinos fearful + thērion, diminutive of thēr beast
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