a small sloth of the genus Bradypus, having three claws on each limb and very long forelimbs.
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How to use three-toed sloth in a sentence
The three-toed sloth (Bradypus) has three digits in the fore-limb, the two-toed sloth (Cholpus) only two.The New Gresham Encyclopedia | Various
Here I had a fine opportunity once more of examining the three-toed sloth.Wanderings in South America | Charles Waterton
The three-toed sloth has nine cervical vertebræ; the manati only six; but seven is the typical number.The Testimony of the Rocks | Hugh Miller
(c) The combination of the two accessory functions just described in the same stomach is found in the three-toed sloth (Fig. 95).The Anatomy of the Human Peritoneum and Abdominal Cavity | George. S. Huntington
You see there the ai, or three-toed sloth (the Bradypus torquatus).On the Banks of the Amazon | W.H.G. Kingston