Definition of Oreodont

1. a. Resembling, or allied to, the genus Oreodon.



Definition of Oreodont

1. Noun. (paleontology) A member of the genus ''Oreodon''. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Oreodont

1. an extinct sheep-sized mammal [n -S]

Medical Definition of Oreodont

1. Resembling, or allied to, the genus Oreodon. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Oreodont

orecchiette
orectic
orective
oregano
oreganos
oregon grape
oregonite
oregovomab
oreibasia
oreide
oreides
orenda
oreo
oreodon
oreodont (current term)
oreodonts
oreographic
oreography
oreology
oreoselin
oreosoma
ores
oreshoot
oreshoots
oreweed
oreweeds
orewood
orewoods
orexes

Literary usage of Oreodont

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Geological Magazine by Henry Woodward (1894)
"The tarsus is oreodont in type, with some curious specializations, ... As in the oreodont, and indeed most artiodactyls, the ecto- and ..."

2. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1894)
"It should be remembered in this connection that in A. antiques the tarsus deviates less from the oreodont type than does that of the later and larger A. ..."

3. Biological Lectures Delivered at the Marine Biological Laboratory of Wood's (1899)
"These oreodont characters are so distinct that they led the late Professor Cope ... was merely an aberrant oreodont. While probable enough, the descent of ..."

4. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1901)
"... an oreodont. Another discovery of importance, by the Texas party of the American Museum, is the nearly complete shell of the armored edentate ..."

5. Organic Evolution by Richard Swann Lull (1917)
"... an extinct oreodont. Order Carnivora. Felidae, cats: many partially, jaguar only wholly. Viverridae, civets, etc. ..."

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