Definition of Artiodactylous

1. Adjective. Of or relating to or belonging to mammals of the order Artiodactyla.

Exact synonyms: Artiodactyl, Even-toed
Category relationships: Zoological Science, Zoology
Partainyms: Order Artiodactyla, Order Artiodactyla, Order Artiodactyla
Derivative terms: Artiodactyla



Definition of Artiodactylous

1. a. Even-toed.

Definition of Artiodactylous

1. Adjective. (zoology) even-toed; of ungulates, having the weight borne about equally by the third and fourth toes ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Artiodactylous

1. Even-toed. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Artiodactylous

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artiodactyl
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artiodactylous (current term)
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Literary usage of Artiodactylous

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

1. A Manual of the Vertebrate Animals of the Northern United States: Including by David Starr Jordan (1904)
"artiodactylous. Even-toed (toes 2 or 4). Atrophy. Non-development. Attenuate. Long and slender, as if drawn out. Auricle. The large lobe of the external ear ..."

2. An Introduction to the Classification of Animals by Thomas Henry Huxley (1869)
"... the Hyrax Hyracoidea, and the remainder may be called Ungulata, the artiodactylous genera uniting with the Ruminants. PAL. ..."

3. Manual of the Vertebrates of the Northern United States: Including the by David Starr Jordan (1878)
"Toes paired (artiodactylous); horns solid, deciduous; teeth 34 or 32. CERVID^E, 6. C. FAMILIES OF CHIROPTERA. * Snout not appendaged; tail inclosed in the ..."

4. Geology of Oxford and the Valley of the Thames by John Phillips (1871)
"... and therefore to have been hoofed, with herbivorous habits of life—a very ' wee bit' of an artiodactylous mammal. Until additional specimens occur, ..."

5. Forms of Animal Life: A Manual of Comparative Anatomy : with Descriptions of by George Rolleston, William Hatchett Jackson (1888)
"And it appears that there is some reason for holding that the Proboscidea, in contradistinction to the living Perissodactyla, and to the artiodactylous ..."

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