Definition of Hoofed mammal
1. Noun. Any of a number of mammals with hooves that are superficially similar but not necessarily closely related taxonomically.
Generic synonyms: Eutherian, Eutherian Mammal, Placental, Placental Mammal
Terms within: Hoof, Cannon, Shank, Hock, Hock-joint
Specialized synonyms: Dinocerate, Odd-toed Ungulate, Perissodactyl, Perissodactyl Mammal, Artiodactyl, Artiodactyl Mammal, Even-toed Ungulate
Derivative terms: Ungulate
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hoofed Mammal
Literary usage of Hoofed mammal
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Life of Richard Owen by Richard Owen (1894)
"... that of a hoofed mammal. In the light of more modern science, however, it is thought to belong to a peculiar group intermediate between the marsupials ..."
2. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1891)
"In Brazil the tapir is usually called anta.] A hoofed mammal of the family ... H. A hoofed mammal resembling or related to the tapirs. ..."
3. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1908)
"... a large cloven-hoofed mammal in general appearance somewhat between a donkey and a giraffe has been discovered in the Semliki forests of central Africa. ..."
4. A History of Land Mammals in the Western Hemisphere by William Berryman Scott (1913)
"This is the third instance to be cited of the acquisition of claws by a hoofed mammal and, as in the other two cases, ..."
5. The Secret Doctrine: The Synthesis of Science, Religion, and Philosophy by Helena Petrovna Blavatsky (1917)
"... /carnivorous, phytophagous; and (as Professor Owen thinks) a herbivorous hoofed mammal. Science does not admit the appearance of man before the close of ..."