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From Ancient Greek [Term?] (carved, engraved) + [Term?] (tooth). See glyph.


glyptodon (plural glyptodons)

  1. (paleontology) An extinct South American quaternary mammal, allied to the armadillos, with tessellated scales and fluted teeth.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for glyptodon in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)