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eohippus

[ee-oh-hip-uh s] /ˌi oʊˈhɪp əs/
noun
1.
the earliest known horse, a member of the extinct genus Hyracotherium (Eohippus), from the early Eocene Epoch of the Northern Hemisphere; a terrier-sized herbivore having four hoofed toes on each forefoot and three on each hind foot, and low-crowned teeth.
Also called dawn horse, hyracotherium, hyracothere.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; < Neo-Latin, equivalent to eo- eo- + Greek híppos horse
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eohippus

/ˌiːəʊˈhɪpəs/
noun (pl) -puses
1.
the earliest horse: an extinct Eocene dog-sized animal of the genus with four-toed forelegs, three-toed hindlegs, and teeth specialized for browsing
Word Origin
C19: New Latin, from eo- + Greek hippos horse
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Word Origin and History for eohippus

Eohippus

n.

oldest known genus of the horse family, 1879, from Modern Latin, from Greek eos (see eo-) + hippos "horse" (see equine).

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eohippus
  (ē'ō-hĭp'əs)   
See hyracotherium.
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