pachydermatous

pachydermatous

[pak-i-dur-muh-tuhs]
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of pachyderms.
2.
thick-skinned; insensitive: a pachydermatous indifference to insults.

Origin:
1815–25; < Neo-Latin Pachydermat(a) (see pachyderm) + -ous

pachydermatously, adverb
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pachyderm (ˈpækɪˌdɜːm)
 
n
any very large thick-skinned mammal, such as an elephant, rhinoceros, or hippopotamus
 
[C19: from French pachyderme, from Greek pakhudermos thick-skinned, from pakhus thick + derma skin]
 
pachy'dermatous
 
adj

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