Definition of Even-toed
1. Adjective. Of or relating to or belonging to mammals of the order Artiodactyla.
Category relationships: Zoological Science, Zoology
Partainyms: Order Artiodactyla, Order Artiodactyla, Order Artiodactyla
Derivative terms: Artiodactyla
Lexicographical Neighbors of Even-toed
Literary usage of Even-toed
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Geology, Physical and Historical by Herdman Fitzgerald Cleland (1916)
"The five-toed ancestors of the earliest Eocene had already developed feet that gave promise of odd-toed and even-toed descendants; ..."
2. The Contemporary Review (1885)
"Again, the larger cattle, besides being divided into ruminants and non-ruminants, are classified as even-toed and odd-toed beasts. ..."
3. The Principal forms of the skeleton and of the teeth by Richard Owen (1854)
"... more significative of natural affinity when contrasted with the skeletons of the hoofed animals with digits in uneven number. Thus, in the even-toed or ..."
4. Orr's Circle of the Sciences: A Series of Treatires on the Principles of by Richard Owen, Wm S Orr, John Radford Young, Alexander Jardine, Robert Gordon Latham, Edward Smith, William Sweetland Dallas (1854)
"... and the spirally folded colon, which equally indicate the mutual affinities of the even-toed or ..."
5. History of the Inductive Sciences, from the Earliest to the Present Time by William Whewell (1894)
"And thus the Ruminants take their place as a subordinate group of the great natural even-toed Division of the Hoofed Section of Mammals; and the Horse is ..."
6. Manual of Geology: Treating of the Principles of the Science, with Special by James Dwight Dana (1876)
"In this connection, it is of interest to note that the character of odd-toed is a mark of higher grade than that of even-toed, as is illustrated by its ..."