Definition of Mesohippus

1. Noun. North American three-toed Oligocene animal; probably not directly ancestral to modern horses.

Generic synonyms: Equus Caballus, Horse
Group relationships: Genus Mesohippus



Definition of Mesohippus

1. n. An extinct mammal of the Horse family, but not larger than a sheep, and having three toes on each foot.

Medical Definition of Mesohippus

1. An extinct mammal of the Horse family, but not larger than a sheep, and having three toes on each foot. Origin: NL, fr. Gr. Middle + a horse. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mesohippus

mesogleas
mesoglia
mesoglial cells
mesogloea
mesogloeas
mesogluteal
mesogluteus
mesognathic
mesognathion
mesognathous
mesogranular
mesogranule
mesogranules
mesohepar
mesohepars
mesohippus (current term)
mesohydrophyte
mesohydrophytes
mesoileum
mesoionic
mesojejunum
mesokaryotic
mesokurtic
mesokurtosis
mesolabe
mesolabes
mesole
mesolect
mesolects

Literary usage of Mesohippus

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1. Journal of Morphology by Wistar Institute of Anatomy and Biology (1891)
"mesohippus Bairdi. Skull, longitudinal section, oc occipital condyle ; BS basi-sphenoid ... mesohippus Bairdi. Right innominate bone, from the side. ..."

2. The American Geologist: A Monthly Journal of Geology and Allied Sciences by Newton Horace Winchell (1905)
"... kerosene are inherent in the nature of the oil, and can not be removed by any possible treatment or manipulation. ON THE TOOTH-STRUCTURE OF mesohippus ..."

3. First Book in Geology by Nathaniel Southgate Shaler (1898)
"Yet later we have the mesohippus or half-way horse. There are still three toes on the hind foot, ..."

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