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two-toed sloth

noun
1.
either of two sloths of the genus Choloepus, having two claws on the forelimbs and three on the hind limbs, including C. didactylus and C. hoffmanni.
Also called unau, unai
[yoo-naw, oo-nou] /yuˈnɔ, uˈnaʊ/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of two-toed sloth
1765-1775
1765-75
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  • The three-toed sloth (Bradypus) has three digits in the fore-limb, the two-toed sloth (Cholpus) only two.

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