dinothere

dinothere
/duy"neuh thear'/, n.
any elephantlike mammal of the extinct genus Dinotherium, from the later Tertiary Period of Europe and Asia, having large, outwardly curving tusks. Also, dinotherium /duy'neuh thear"ee euhm/.
[ < NL Dinotherium (1829); see DINO-, -THERE]

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