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indricothere

[ in-dri-kuh-theer ]
/ ˈɪn drɪ kəˌθɪər /
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noun
a long-necked, long-legged, fossil mammal, Indricotherium transouralicum, related to the rhinoceros and existing 10 to 30 million years ago, possibly the largest and heaviest land mammal.
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Origin of indricothere

First recorded in1965–70; New Latin Indricotherium , genus name, from Russian indrik, the name of a giant mythical animal (of uncertain origin) + -o- + -there
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