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hyracotherium

[ hahy-ruh-koh-theer-ee-uhm ]
/ 藢ha瑟 r蓹 ko蕣藞胃瑟蓹r i 蓹m /
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noun, plural hy路ra路co路the路ri路a [hahy-ruh-koh-theer-ee-uh] /藢ha瑟 r蓹 ko蕣藞胃瑟蓹r i 蓹/
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Also hy路ra路co路there [hahy-ruh-koh-theer] /藞ha瑟 r蓹 ko蕣藢胃瑟蓹r/ .

Origin of hyracotherium

<New Latin (1840): a genus name; see hyrax, -o-, -there

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Scientific definitions for hyracotherium

hyracotherium
[ h墨鈥瞨蓹-k艒-th卯r膿-蓹m ]

Plural hyracotheria
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 聯dawn horse,聰 a translation of its earlier scientific name, Eohippus.
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