Megalonychidae love

Definitions

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  • proper n. A taxonomic family within the order Xenarthra — the two-toed sloths.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proper n. A natural family consisting of the two-toed sloths.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • The great ground-sloths of the genus Megalonyx considered as sufficiently distinct from those represented by Megatherium to warrant their separation as a distinct family.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. mammal family consisting of the two-toed sloths

Etymologies

Megalonyx +‎ -idae (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I was excited to meet him because I had read his dissertation on the phylogenesis of modern Megalonychidae, and I wanted to quiz him on certain . . . aspects of his research that I saw as questionable.

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  • South American mammals of the familys Bradypodidae and Megalonychidae, of which the genera is represented by the living two and three-toed sloths.

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