Xiphodon

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Xiphodon (Paleon) An extinct genus of artiodactylous mammals found in the European Tertiary formations. It had slender legs, didactylous feet, and small canine teeth.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n xiphodon A genus of fossil artiodactyl mammals, of Eocene age and small size, now referred to the Dichobunidæ.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. xi`fos a sword + 'odoy`s 'odo`ntos, a tooth