Mesohippus

Mes`o*hip"pus\, n. [NL., fr. Gr. me`sos middle + ? a horse.] (Paleon.) An extinct mammal of the Horse family, but not larger than a sheep, and having three toes on each foot.
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mesohippus

noun
North American three-toed Oligocene animal; probably not directly ancestral to modern horses 
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Example sentences for mesohippus
Judging by its longer and slimmer limbs, mesohippus was an agile animal.
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