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glyptodont

[glip-tuh-dont] /ˈglɪp təˌdɒnt/
noun
1.
any edentate mammal of the extinct genus Glyptodon, of the Pleistocene Epoch, having the body covered by a horny and bony armor.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; < Neo-Latin, stem of Glyptodon genus name, equivalent to Greek glypt(ós) carved + -odōn (stem -odont-) -toothed, adj. derivative of odṓn tooth
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glyptodont

/ˈɡlɪptəˌdɒnt/
noun
1.
any extinct late Cenozoic edentate mammal of the genus Glyptodon and related genera, of South America, which resembled giant armadillos
Word Origin
C19: from Greek gluptos carved + -odont
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