Definition of hyaenodon in English:

hyaenodon

Line breaks: hy¦aeno|don
Pronunciation: /hʌɪˈiːnədɒn
 
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noun

  • A large, heavily built carnivorous mammal of the Oligocene epoch.
    More example sentences
    • It is likely that hyaenodons were opportunistic carnivores, meaning that they would eat whatever meat was available to them, whether fresh meat or carrion.

Origin

modern Latin, from Latin hyaena 'hyena' + Greek odous, odont- 'tooth'.

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