Definition of Perissodactyla

1. Noun. Nonruminant ungulates: horses; tapirs; rhinoceros; extinct forms.




Definition of Perissodactyla

1. n. pl. A division of ungulate mammals, including those that have an odd number of toes, as the horse, tapir, and rhinoceros; -- opposed to Artiodactyla.

Medical Definition of Perissodactyla

1. A division of ungulate mammals, including those that have an odd number of toes, as the horse, tapir, and rhinoceros; opposed to Artiodactyla. Origin: NL, from Gr. Odd (fr. Over) + finger. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Perissodactyla

perisplanchnic
perisplanchnitis
perisplenic
perisplenitis
perispomenon
perispondylic
perispondylitis
perispore
perispores
perisporium
perisporiums
perissad
perissodactyl
perissodactyl mammal
perissodactyla (current term)
perissodactyls
perissological
perissologies
perissology
peristalses
peristalsis
peristaltic
peristaltick
peristasis
peristatic hyperaemia
peristeria
peristerias
peristerion
peristerite

Literary usage of Perissodactyla

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1. A History of Land Mammals in the Western Hemisphere by William Berryman Scott (1913)
"IN attempting to trace the evolutionary history of the various HISTORY OF THE perissodactyla * T""" mammalian groups, it is necessary to bear in mind the ..."

2. A Guide to the Fossil Mammals and Birds in the Department of Geology and by Arthur Smith Woodward (1904)
"perissodactyla. Pier-cases It seems probable that at the dawn of the Eocene period ... Thus arose the uneven-toed hoofed animals or perissodactyla. ..."

3. On the Anatomy of Vertebrates by Richard Owen (1868)
"C. perissodactyla.—The Horse is selected as the first example of the dentition of the hoofed Quadrupeds with toes in uneven number, because it offers in ..."

4. On the Anatomy of Vertebrates by Richard Owen (1868)
"C. perissodactyla.—The Horse is selected as the first example of the dentition of the hoofed Quadrupeds with toes in uneven number, because it offers in ..."

5. Evolution of Mammalian Molar Teeth by Henry Fairfield Osborn (1907)
"... Fork Formations contained in the Museum of Comparative Zoology. . . . the perissodactyla," by Henry Fairfield ..."

6. The Zoological Record ...: Being Records of Zoological Literature by Zoological Record Association (London, England), Zoological Society of London (1880)
"R. OWEN remarks on the development of the perissodactyla, reproducing some of Marsh's figures ; Ann. NH (5) ii. pp. ..."

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