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multituberculate

[muhl-tee-too-bur-kyuh-lit, -leyt, -tyoo-, muhl-tahy-]
noun
  1. a rodentlike mammal of the extinct order Multituberculata, which lived from the late Jurassic Period to the Oligocene Epoch, reaching the size of a woodchuck and having molars with two or three rows of simple pointed cusps.
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adjective
  1. of or relating to the multituberculates.
  2. having teeth with many simple, pointed cusps.
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Origin of multituberculate

< New Latin Multituberculata (1884); see multi-, tuberculate, -ata1
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Examples from the Web for multituberculate

Historical Examples

  • Additional remains of the multituberculate genus Eucosmodon.

    Natural History of the Bell Vireo, Vireo bellii Audubon

    Jon C. Barlow

  • This is exceedingly interesting when regarded in conjunction with its multituberculate molars.