Definition of Rhinoceros

1. Noun. Massive powerful herbivorous odd-toed ungulate of southeast Asia and Africa having very thick skin and one or two horns on the snout.




Definition of Rhinoceros

1. n. Any pachyderm belonging to the genera Rhinoceros, Atelodus, and several allied genera of the family Rhinocerotidæ, of which several living, and many extinct, species are known. They are large and powerful, and usually have either one or two stout conical median horns on the snout.

Definition of Rhinoceros

1. Noun. Any of several large herbivorous pachyderms native to Africa and Asia of the family Rhinocerotidae, with thick, gray skin and one or two horns on their snouts. ¹

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Definition of Rhinoceros

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Medical Definition of Rhinoceros

1. Any pachyderm belonging to the genera Rhinoceros, Atelodus, and several allied genera of the family Rhinocerotidae, of which several living, and many extinct, species are known. They are large and powerful, and usually have either one or two stout conical median horns on the snout. The Indian, or white, and the Javan rhinoceroses (Rhinoceros Indicus and R. Sondaicus) have incisor and canine teeth, but only one horn, and the very thick skin forms shieldlike folds. The two or three African species belong to Atelodus, and have two horns, but lack the dermal folds, and the incisor and canine teeth. The two Malay, or East Indian, two-horned species belong to Ceratohinus, in which incisor and canine teeth are present. See Borele, and Keitloa. Rhinoceros auk A large hornbill (Buceros rhinoceros), native of the East Indies. It has a large hollow hornlike process on the bill. Called also rhinoceros hornbill. See Hornbill. An African beefeater (Buphaga Africana). It alights on the back of the rhinoceros in search of parasitic insects. Origin: L, fr. Gr,, the nose + a horn: cf. F. Rhinoceros. See Horn. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rhinoceros

rhinism
rhinitides
rhinitis
rhinitis medicamentosa
rhinitis nervosa
rhinitis sicca
rhino
rhino-
rhinoanemometer
rhinocanthectomy
rhinocele
rhinocephaly
rhinoceri
rhinocerical
rhinoceroi
rhinoceros (current term)
rhinoceros beetle
rhinoceros beetles
rhinoceros family
rhinoceroses
rhinoceroslike
rhinocerot
rhinocerote
rhinocerotes
rhinocerots
rhinocerus
rhinochiloplasty
rhinocleisis
rhinoconjunctivitis

Literary usage of Rhinoceros

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1. The Lives of the Lord Chancellors and Keepers of the Great Seal of England by John Campbell Campbell (1845)
"I may give as CH A P. an example " the story of the rhinoceros." My Lord Keeper ^ went one day into the City, accompanied by his brother Sir Dudley, ..."

2. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge edited by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1883)
"It makes a harsh cry in the ear of the sleeping rhinoceros, which awaking rushes off into the forest to escape the hunter; it perches on the animal's back, ..."

3. The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization by Georges Cuvier, Pierre André Latreille (1831)
"(The rhinoceros of Java.) With the large incisors and single horn of the preceding, ... (The rhinoceros of Sumatra.) The same four great incisors as the ..."

4. African Nature Notes and Reminiscences by Frederick Courteney Selous (1908)
"CHAPTER X NOTES ON THE BLACK OR PREHENSILE-LIPPED rhinoceros Character of the black rhinoceros—Its practical extermination in South Africa at a very ..."

5. The Polar and Tropical Worlds: A Description of Man and Nature in the Polar by Georg Hartwig, Alfred Hudson Guernsey (1871)
"The rhinoceros:—Range and Character of the rhinoceros—Two Species, the Black and the White—Size of the rhinoceros— Acuteness of its Senses—Its winged ..."

6. Geological Magazine by Henry Woodward (1891)
"And it is somewhat noteworthy that while in the most specialized types of teeth, like those of the Indian rhinoceros, of the two African species, ..."

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