[ meg-uh-theer ]
/ ˈmɛg əˌθɪər /
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any of the huge, slothlike animals of the extinct genus Megatherium, or closely related genera, that lived from the Oligocene to the Pleistocene epochs.
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/ (ˈmɛɡəˌθɪə) /
any of various gigantic extinct American sloths of the genus Megatherium and related genera, common in late Cenozoic times
Derived forms of megatheremegatherian, adjective
Word Origin for megathere
C19: from New Latin megathērium, from mega- + -there, from Greek thērion wild beast
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