multi-tuberculate

multituberculate

[muhl-tee-too-bur-kyuh-lit, -leyt, -tyoo-, muhl-tahy-]
noun
1.
a rodentlike mammal of the extinct order Multituberculata, which lived from the late Jurassic Period to the Oligocene Epoch, reaching the size of a woodchuck and having molars with two or three rows of simple pointed cusps.
adjective
2.
of or pertaining to the multituberculates.
3.
having teeth with many simple, pointed cusps.

Origin:
< Neo-Latin Multituberculata (1884); see multi-, tuberculate, -ata1

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