dinotherium

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Deinotherium giganteum restoration

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek δεινός (deinós, terrible) + θηρίον (thēríon, beast).

Noun[edit]

dinotherium (plural dinotheriums)

  1. (biology) an extinct animal of large size, with elephant-like tusks curved down from its lower jaw.

References[edit]

  • Chambers's Etymological Dictionary, 1896, p. 126