Definition of Artiodactyla

1. Noun. An order of hooved mammals of the subclass Eutheria (including pigs and peccaries and hippopotami and members of the suborder Ruminantia) having an even number of functional toes.




Definition of Artiodactyla

1. n. pl. One of the divisions of the ungulate animals. The functional toes of the hind foot are even in number, and the third digit of each foot (corresponding to the middle finger in man) is asymmetrical and paired with the fourth digit, as in the hog, the sheep, and the ox; -- opposed to Perissodactyla.

Medical Definition of Artiodactyla

1. One of the divisions of the ungulate animals. The functional toes of the hind foot are even in number, and the third digit of each foot (corresponding to the middle finger in man) is asymmetrical and paired with the fourth digit, as in the hog, the sheep, and the ox; opposed to Perissodactyla. Origin: NL, fr. Gr. Even + finger or toe. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Artiodactyla

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1. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1894)
"artiodactyla, 3. The most important addition to the Carnivora is a new genus of ... artiodactyla ..."

2. Vertebrate Zoölogy by Horatio Hackett Newman (1920)
"... whole the most highly specialized of terrestrial mammals, just as the Cetacea are the most highly specialized of aquatic mammals. ORDER 10. artiodactyla ..."

3. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1885)
"... of the feet in the Extinct artiodactyla of North America. By ED Cope. (Read before the American Philosophical Society, August 15, ..."

4. A History of Land Mammals in the Western Hemisphere by William Berryman Scott (1913)
"CHAPTER IX HISTORY OF THE artiodactyla THE artiodactyls are and for a very long time ... artiodactyla."

5. British Mammals: An Attempt to Describe and Illustrate the Mammalian Fauna by Harry Hamilton Johnston (1903)
"artiodactyla: HIPPOPOTAMUSES, PIGS, AND DEER SUB-ORDER : artiodactyla. EVEN-TOED UNGULATES THE leading characteristics of this important modern group ..."

6. Materials for the study of variation treated with especial regard to by William Bateson (1894)
"... IN artiodactyla. P This phenomenon is known in the Ox and is common in the Pig. In all cases the variation consists in a more or less complete union or ..."

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