Definition of Andrewsarchus in English:

Andrewsarchus

Syllabification: An·drew·sar·chus
Pronunciation: /ˌandro͞oˈsärkəs
 
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noun

A very large carnivorous mammal (Andrewsarchus mongoliensis, order Creodonta) of the Eocene epoch.
More example sentences
  • At least the teeth of Andrewsarchus seem to make it more of scavenger than Tyrannosaurus might have been.
  • Also, what did the world look like during the time of the Andrewsarchus, plate tectonically?
  • However, the possibility of Andrewsarchus hunting or scavenging in or near ancient rivers has not been completely ruled out.

Origin

modern Latin: from the name of US paleontologist Roy Chapman Andrews (1884–1960), who led the expedition on which the animal's fossils were found, + Greek arkhos 'ruler'.

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