Definition of Dinoceras

1. Noun. A variety of dinocerate.

Exact synonyms: Uintathere
Group relationships: Genus Uintatherium, Uintatherium
Generic synonyms: Dinocerate

Definition of Dinoceras

1. n. A genus of large extinct Eocene mammals from Wyoming; -- called also Uintatherium. See Illustration in Appendix.

Medical Definition of Dinoceras

1. A genus of large extinct Eocene mammals from Wyoming. They were herbivorous, and remarkable for three pairs of hornlike protuberances on the skull. The males were armed with a pair of powerful canine tusks. Synonym: Uintatherium. Origin: NL, fr. Gr. Terrible +, horn. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Dinoceras

dinnertime
dinnertimes
dinnerware
dinnerwares
dinnerwear
dinning
dinnle
dinnled
dinnles
dinnling
dino
dinocarid
dinocarids
dinocephalian
dinocephalians
dinoceras (current term)
dinoceratan
dinoceratans
dinocerate
dinocyst
dinocysts
dinoflagellate
dinoflagellate toxin
dinoflagellates
dinoflagellida
dinomania
dinomaniac
dinomaniacs
dinomastigote
dinomastigotes

Literary usage of Dinoceras

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

1. Geology of Wisconsin: Survey of 1873-1879 by Wisconsin Chief Geologist, Wisconsin Geological Survey (1888)
"The great reptilian Dinosaur yielded to the still greater mammalian dinoceras. The latter was an animal of great strength and elephantine proportions, ..."

2. The Chain of Life in Geological Time: A Sketch of the Origin and Succession by James William Dawson (1888)
"Fore-foot of dinoceras. Greatly reduced.—After Marsh great and characteristic Eocene families have no known successors; and in the Miocene age their place ..."

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