Tylopoda

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n. pl Tylopoda (Zoöl) A tribe of ungulates comprising the camels.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n tylopoda The tylopod or phalangigrade artiodactyl ruminants, represented by one family, the Camelidæ. The feet are tylopod; the lower part of the thigh is exserted from the trunk of the body; the lower canines are specialized; the lateral upper incisors are persistent; the stomach is incompletely quadripartite; and the placenta is diffuse. More fully called Pecora tylopoda, and also Phalangigrada.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., from ty`lh a cushion + -poda,

Usage

In literature:

The characteristics of camels and their systematic position are discussed under the headings TYLOPODA and ARTIODACTYLA.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 1" by Various
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