dinothere

dinothere

[dahy-nuh-theer]
noun
any elephantlike mammal of the extinct genus Dinotherium, from the later Tertiary Period of Europe and Asia, having large, outwardly curving tusks.
Also, dinotherium [dahy-nuh-theer-ee-uhm] .


Origin:
< Neo-Latin Dinotherium (1829); see dino-, -there

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dinothere (ˈdaɪnəˌθɪə)
 
n
any extinct late Tertiary elephant-like mammal of the genus Dinotherium (or Deinotherium), having a down-turned jaw with tusks curving downwards and backwards
 
[C19: from New Latin dinotherium, from Greek deinos fearful + thērion, diminutive of thēr beast]

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