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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having an uneven number of toes.
  • adj. Of or relating to certain hoofed mammals, such as horses and rhinoceroses, of the order Perissodactyla, that have an uneven number of toes.
  • n. A hoofed mammal of the order Perissodactyla.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any ungulate mammal with an odd number of toes and belonging to the Perissodactyla, including the horses, zebra, and rhinoceros.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One of the Perissodactyla.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Odd-toed, as a hoofed quadruped; of or pertaining to, or characteristic of, the Perissodactyla. Also perissodactylate, perissodactylic, perissodactylous.
  • n. A member of the Perissodactyla; a perissad.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. placental mammals having hooves with an odd number of toes on each foot


New Latin perissodactylus, from Greek perissodaktulos : perissos, irregular, uneven (from peri, beyond); see per1 in Indo-European roots + daktulos, finger.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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