Definition of perissodactyl in English:

perissodactyl

Line breaks: per¦isso|dac¦tyl
Pronunciation: /pɪˌrɪsə(ʊ)ˈdakt(ɪ)l
 
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Zoology

noun

A mammal of the order Perissodactyla, such as a horse or rhinoceros.
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  • Both the perissodactyls and artiodactyls underwent a period of rapid evolution during the Miocene.
  • The perissodactyls were once much more numerous.
  • The number of teeth is variable, but in many species it is smaller than the number found in perissodactyls.

adjective

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Relating to or denoting perissodactyls.
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  • Most perissodactyl lineages went extinct in the late Eocene or Oligocene.
  • The horse's single toe on each of its four feet is its most marked anatomical characteristic and makes it a perissodactyl or odd-toed ungulate.
  • It actually says, "A solid-hoofed perissodactyl ungulate mammal" which may not be any more satisfactory, but is certainly more thorough.

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