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  • tusklike — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ adjective : resembling a tusk especially in exceptional size or in form a tusklike canine tooth …   Useful english dictionary

  • tusklike — adjective Resembling a tusk or some aspect of one …   Wiktionary

  • muntjac — /munt jak/, n. 1. any of various small deer of the genus Muntiacus, of southern and eastern Asia and the adjacent islands, esp. M. muntjac, of Java, India, etc., having well developed horns on bony pedicels. 2. any of the small deer of the… …   Universalium

  • pig — pig1 /pig/, n., v., pigged, pigging. n. 1. a young swine of either sex, esp. a domestic hog, Sus scrofa, weighing less than 120 lb. (220 kg.) 2. any wild or domestic swine. 3. the flesh of swine; pork. 4. a person of piglike character, behavior,… …   Universalium

  • Xiphius — Xiph i*us, n. [NL., fr. Gr. xi fos a sword.] (Zo[ o]l.) A genus of cetaceans having a long, pointed, bony beak, usually two tusklike teeth in the lower jaw, but no teeth in the upper jaw. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tusk — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, alteration of tux, from Old English tūx; akin to Old English tūsc tush Date: before 12th century 1. an elongated greatly enlarged tooth (as of an elephant or walrus) that projects when the mouth is closed and… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Afropithecus — Taxobox | name = Afropithecus fossil range = Miocene regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Mammalia ordo = Primates superfamilia = Hominoidea familia = Proconsulidae (extinct) subfamilia = Afropithecinae (extinct) genus = Afropithecus… …   Wikipedia

  • beaked whale — any of several toothed whales of the family Hyperoodontidae (Ziphiidae), inhabiting all oceans and having beaklike jaws. [1875 80] * * * ▪ mammal Introduction  any of 21 species of medium sized toothed whales (toothed whale) with extended snouts …   Universalium

  • dinosaur — /duy neuh sawr /, n. 1. any chiefly terrestrial, herbivorous or carnivorous reptile of the extinct orders Saurischia and Ornithischia, from the Mesozoic Era, certain species of which are the largest known land animals. 2. something that is… …   Universalium

  • dugong — /dooh gong, gawng/, n. an herbivorous, aquatic mammal, Dugong dugon, of the Red Sea and Indian Ocean, having a barrel shaped body, flipperlike forelimbs, no hind limbs, and a triangular tail: widespread but rare. [1790 1800; < NL < G: first… …   Universalium

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