glyptodont

glyptodont

[glip-tuh-dont]
noun
any edentate mammal of the extinct genus Glyptodon, of the Pleistocene Epoch, having the body covered by a horny and bony armor.

Origin:
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)
 
n
any extinct late Cenozoic edentate mammal of the genus Glyptodon and related genera, of South America, which resembled giant armadillos
 
[C19: from Greek gluptos carved + -odont]

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