[ hahy-ruh-koh-theer-ee-uhm ]
/ ˌhaɪ rə koʊˈθɪər i əm /
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noun, plural hy·ra·co·the·ri·a [hahy-ruh-koh-theer-ee-uh] /ˌhaɪ rə koʊˈθɪər i ə/
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Let’s start with some etymology: What are the origins of the typographical word “bracket”?
First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
First appeared in 1610, based on the French word “baguette” for the long loaf of bread.
First appeared in 1555, and is related to the French word “raquette” for a netted bat.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
Also hy·ra·co·there [hahy-ruh-koh-theer] /ˈhaɪ rə koʊˌθɪər/ .
Words nearby hyracotherium
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Example sentences from the Web for hyracotherium
In the Tapir (fig. 106, A) and Hyracotherium the fifth digit is fully developed but is scarcely functional.The Vertebrate Skeleton|Sidney H. Reynolds
Hyracotherium leporinum, Palaeotherium and a few other mammals are recorded.
Scientific definitions for hyracotherium
[ hī′rə-kō-thîr′ē-əm ]
A small primitive horse that lived about 50 million years ago during the early Eocene Epoch. It had three or four hoofed toes on each foot and is considered by some to be the ancestor of modern horses. It is sometimes called the dawn horse, a translation of its earlier scientific name, Eohippus.
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