two-toed sloth

noun
either of two sloths of the genus Choloepus, having two claws on the forelimbs and three on the hind limbs, including C. didactylus and C. hoffmanni.
Also called unau.


Origin:
1765–75

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two-toed sloth

noun
1. a sloth of Central America that has two long claws on each forefoot and three long claws on each hindfoot 
2. relatively small fast-moving sloth with two long claws on each front foot 
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The flexible three-toed sloth has nine vertebrae and the more rigid two-toed sloth has only six.
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