Definition of artiodactyl in English:

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artiodactyl

Pronunciation: /ɑːtɪə(ʊ)ˈdaktʌɪl/
Pronunciation: /ɑːtɪə(ʊ)ˈdaktɪl/
Zoology

noun

A mammal of the order Artiodactyla, such as a cow, sheep, camel, or pig.
Example sentences
  • The early Eocene is important for another reason: many orders of fossil mammals (especially primates, perissodactyls, artiodactyls, rabbits, whales, and bats) make their first appearances in the fossil record.
  • Marlin, sailfish, beaked whales and large artiodactyls and the recently discovered bipedal predatory dinosaur Suchomimus tenenerensis have neural spines that have broad anterior-to-posterior surfaces.
  • Previous paleontological and molecular evidence has indicated that cetaceans and artiodactyls constitute a natural clade within the subclass Eutheria.

adjective

Relating to or denoting artiodactyls.

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Line breaks: artio|dac¦tyl

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