Definition of Tubulidentata in English:

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Tubulidentata

Pronunciation: /ˌtjuːbjʊlɪdɛnˈtɑːtə/
/ˌtjuːbjʊlɪdɛnˈteɪtə/

plural noun

Zoology
An order of mammals which comprises only the aardvark.
Example sentences
  • This group includes modern Proboscidea, Sirenia (dugongs and manatees), Hyracoidea, Afrosoricida (tenrecs and golden moles), Tubulidentata, and Macroscelidea (elephant shrews).
  • The orders Hyracoidea, Macroscelides, Sirenia, Proboscidea, and Tubulidentata were grouped into a single clade called Afrotheria.
  • Among the remaining orders, rate differences were mostly not significant; only Chiroptera evolved faster than Artiodactyla and Tubulidentata, whereas Cetacea evolved faster than Artiodactyla.

Origin

Modern Latin (plural), from tubule + Greek odous, odont- 'tooth'.

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Line breaks: Tu¦buli|den¦tata

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