Dromatherium

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Dromatherium (Paleon) A small extinct triassic mammal from North Carolina, the earliest yet found in America.
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n dromatherium A genus of fossil mesozoic mammals. D, silvestre, representing a very primitive type of Mammalia, has been found in the Triassic formations of North America, in the Chatham coal-fields of North Carolina. The Dromatherium is the oldest American mammal yet discovered.
    • n dromatherium [l. c] PI. dromatheria, dromatheriums (-ä, -umz). An animal of the genus Dromatherium.
    • ***

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., fr. Gr. droma`s running + qhri`on beast. See Dromedary