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mylodon Line breaks: my¦lo|don
Pronunciation: /ˈmʌɪləd(ə)n/

Definition of mylodon in English:


An extinct giant ground sloth found in Pleistocene ice age deposits in South America. It died out only 11,000 years ago.
  • Genus Glossotherium (formerly Mylodon), family Mylodontidae
Example sentences
  • Instead, we are treated to four vigorous profiles, with only the lion and the mylodon drawn full frontal.
  • It was in fact, evidently a piece of the skin of a mylodon, which had survived in this region until modern times.
  • The cave now contains an unbelievably horrible life-size plastic model of a mylodon.


Mid 19th century: modern Latin, from Greek mulē 'mill, molar' + odous, odont- 'tooth'.

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