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glyptodont

[ glip-tuh-dont ]
/ ˈglɪp təˌdɒnt /
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noun
any edentate mammal of the extinct genus Glyptodon, of the Pleistocene Epoch, having the body covered by a horny and bony armor.
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Origin of glyptodont

1830–40; <New Latin, stem of Glyptodon genus name, equivalent to Greek glypt(ós) carved + -odōn (stem -odont-) -toothed, adj. derivative of odṓn tooth
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British Dictionary definitions for glyptodont

glyptodont
/ (ˈɡlɪptəˌdɒnt) /

noun
any extinct late Cenozoic edentate mammal of the genus Glyptodon and related genera, of South America, which resembled giant armadillos

Word Origin for glyptodont

C19: from Greek gluptos carved + -odont
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