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

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

Origin of dinothere

< New Latin Dinotherium (1829); see dino-, -there
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for dinothere

Historical Examples of dinothere

British Dictionary definitions for dinothere



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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012