Glyptodont
Glyptodont Glyp"to*dont, n. (Paleon.) One of a family ({Glyptodontid[ae]}) of extinct South American edentates, of which Glyptodon is the type. About twenty species are known. [1913 Webster]

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  • glyptodont — [glip′tə dänt΄] n. [ModL < Gr glyptos (see GLYPTIC) + ODONT: so called from its fluted teeth] any of a family (Glyptodontidae) of extinct South American edentate mammals, similar to, but much larger than, an armadillo …   English World dictionary

  • glyptodont — /glip teuh dont /, n. any edentate mammal of the extinct genus Glyptodon, of the Pleistocene Epoch, having the body covered by a horny and bony armor. [1830 40; < NL, s. of Glyptodon genus name, equiv. to Gk glypt(ós) carved + odon (s. odont )… …   Universalium

  • glyptodont — noun Any extinct South American edentate of the family Glyptodontidae …   Wiktionary

  • glyptodont — [ glɪptə(ʊ)dɒnt] noun a fossil South American edentate mammal of the Cenozoic era, related to armadillos but much larger. Origin C19: from Gk gluptos carved + odous, odont tooth …   English new terms dictionary

  • glyptodont — glyp·to·dont …   English syllables

  • glyptodont — /ˈglɪptədɒnt/ (say gliptuhdont) noun any of various extinct mammals, etc., of the genus Glyptodon, having the body covered with a horny armour …   Australian English dictionary

  • glyptodont — n. any extinct armadillo like edentate animal of the genus Glyptodon native to S. America, having fluted teeth and a body covered in a hard thick bony shell. Etymology: mod.L f. Gk gluptos carved + odous odontos tooth …   Useful english dictionary

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