perissodactyl mammal

perissodactyl mammal
noun
placental mammals having hooves with an odd number of toes on each foot
Hypernyms: ↑ungulate, ↑hoofed mammal
Hyponyms: ↑equine, ↑equid, ↑rhinoceros, ↑rhino, ↑tapir
Member Holonyms: ↑Perissodactyla, ↑order Perissodactyla

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  • perissodactyl — noun placental mammals having hooves with an odd number of toes on each foot • Syn: ↑odd toed ungulate, ↑perissodactyl mammal • Ant: ↑even toed ungulate (for: ↑odd toed ungulate) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • mammal — mammallike, adj. /mam euhl/, n. any vertebrate of the class Mammalia, having the body more or less covered with hair, nourishing the young with milk from the mammary glands, and, with the exception of the egg laying monotremes, giving birth to… …   Universalium

  • perissodactyl — perissodactylous, adj. /peuh ris oh dak til/, adj. 1. having an uneven number of toes or digits on each foot. n. 2. any mammal of the order Perissodactyla, comprising the odd toed hoofed quadrupeds and including the tapirs, rhinoceroses, and… …   Universalium

  • perissodactyl — noun Any ungulate mammal with an odd number of toes and belonging to the Perissodactyla, including the horses, zebra, and rhinoceros …   Wiktionary

  • perissodactyl — [ˌpərɪsə(ʊ) daktɪl] noun Zoology a mammal of the order Perissodactyla, which comprises the horses, rhinoceroses, and tapirs (the odd toed ungulates). Origin from mod. L. Perissodactyla, from Gk perissos uneven + daktulos finger, toe …   English new terms dictionary

  • perissodactyl — pe•ris•so•dac•tyl [[t]pəˌrɪs oʊˈdæk tɪl[/t]] adj. 1) zool. having an uneven number of toes or digits on each foot 2) mam any mammal of the order Perissodactyla, comprising the odd toed hoofed quadrupeds and including the tapirs, rhinoceroses, and …   From formal English to slang

  • hoofed mammal — noun any of a number of mammals with hooves that are superficially similar but not necessarily closely related taxonomically • Syn: ↑ungulate • Derivationally related forms: ↑ungulate (for: ↑ungulate) • Hypernyms: ↑placental …   Useful english dictionary

  • odd-toed ungulate — noun placental mammals having hooves with an odd number of toes on each foot • Syn: ↑perissodactyl, ↑perissodactyl mammal • Ant: ↑even toed ungulate • Hypernyms: ↑ungulate, ↑hoofed mammal …   Useful english dictionary

  • equid — noun hoofed mammals having slender legs and a flat coat with a narrow mane along the back of the neck • Syn: ↑equine • Derivationally related forms: ↑equine (for: ↑equine) • Hypernyms: ↑odd toed ungulate, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • order Perissodactyla — noun nonruminant ungulates: horses; tapirs; rhinoceros; extinct forms • Syn: ↑Perissodactyla • Hypernyms: ↑animal order • Member Holonyms: ↑Eutheria, ↑subclass Eutheria …   Useful english dictionary

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