pachydermata

Pachydermata

Pach`y*der"ma*ta\, n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. ? thick-skinned; pachy`s thick + ? skin.] (Zo["o]l.) A group of hoofed mammals distinguished for the thickness of their skins, including the elephant, hippopotamus, rhinoceros, tapir, horse, and hog. It is now considered an artificial group.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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