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stegodon

[steg-uh-don] /ˈstɛg əˌdɒn/
noun
1.
any extinct elephantlike mammal of the genus Stegodon, from the late Pliocene and Pleistocene epochs, usually considered to be directly ancestral to the modern elephant.
Origin
< Neo-Latin, equivalent to Greek stego- stego- + -odōn toothed; see -odont
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stegodon

/ˈstɛɡəˌdɒn/
noun
1.
any proboscidean mammal of the genus Stegodon, of Pliocene to Pleistocene times, similar to the mastodons
Word Origin
C19: New Latin (literally: ridge-toothed), from Greek stegos roof, from stegein to cover + odōn tooth
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