Dinothere
Dinothere Di"no*there, ||Dinotherium Di`no*the"ri*um, n. [NL. dinotherium, fr. Gr. deino`s terrible + qhri`on beast.] (Paleon.) A large extinct proboscidean mammal from the miocene beds of Europe and Asia. It is remarkable for a pair of tusks directed downward from the decurved apex of the lower jaw. [1913 Webster]

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  • dinothere — [dī′nō thir΄, dī′nəthir΄] n. [< DINO + Gr thēr, wild beast: see FIERCE] any of a genus (Dinotherium, order Proboscidea) of extinct elephantlike mammals of the Miocene Epoch with tusks curving downward from the lower jaw …   English World dictionary

  • dinothere — /duy neuh thear /, n. any elephantlike mammal of the extinct genus Dinotherium, from the later Tertiary Period of Europe and Asia, having large, outwardly curving tusks. Also, dinotherium /duy neuh thear ee euhm/. [ < NL Dinotherium (1829); see… …   Universalium

  • dinothere — di·no·there …   English syllables

  • dinothere — di•no•there [[t]ˈdaɪ nəˌθɪər[/t]] n. pal any extinct elephantlike mammal of the Late Tertiary genus Deinotherium, having large, inward curving, lower tusks • Etymology: < NL Dinotherium (1829); see dino , there …   From formal English to slang

  • dinothere — /ˈdaɪnəθɪə/ (say duynuhthear) noun any animal of the extinct genus Dinotherium, comprising elephant like mammals of the later Tertiary of Europe and Asia, characterised by downward curving tusks in the lower jaw. {New Latin dinotherium, from dino …   Australian English dictionary

  • dinothere — n. any elephant like animal of the extinct genus Deinotherium, having downward curving tusks. Etymology: mod.L dinotherium f. Gk deinos terrible + therion wild beast …   Useful english dictionary

  • Dinotherium — Dinothere Di no*there, ||Dinotherium Di no*the ri*um, n. [NL. dinotherium, fr. Gr. deino s terrible + qhri on beast.] (Paleon.) A large extinct proboscidean mammal from the miocene beds of Europe and Asia. It is remarkable for a pair of tusks… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • di|no|the|ri|um — «DY nuh THIHR ee uhm», noun, plural the|ri|a « THIHR ee uh». = dinothere. (Cf. ↑dinothere) …   Useful english dictionary

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