Definition of mylodon in English:

mylodon

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

  • 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
    More 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.

Origin

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

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