|Part of Speech:||n|
|Definition:||an extinct giant deer of the Pleistocene epoch with the largest antlers of any deer known (13 ft across); also called Irish elk|
|Example:||The Megaloceros became generally extinct in c 10,500 BP, though some may have survived to 700-500 BC.|
|Etymology:||Gk. megalo- 'great' + keras 'horn'|
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