Sorry, no definitions found.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • At Hessberg, in Saxony, the vestiges of four distinct animals have been traced, one of them a web-footed animal of small size, considered as a congener of the crocodile; another, whose footsteps having a resemblance to an impression of a swelled human hand, has caused it to be named the cheirotherium.

    Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation

  • The footsteps of the cheirotherium have been found also in the Stourton quarries above mentioned.

    Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.