glyptodon

n.

extinct gigantic mammal, 1838, irregularly formed from Greek glyptos "engraved" (verbal adjective of glyphein; see glyph) + odon (genitive odontos) "tooth" (see tooth).


Nearby words

  1. glyphography,
  2. glyphosate,
  3. glyptal,
  4. glyptic,
  5. glyptics,
  6. glyptodont,
  7. glyptograph,
  8. glyptographic,
  9. glyptography,
  10. glåma

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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