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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of fossil saber-toothed tigers, representing the culmination of the machærodont dentition, having in the lower jaw only four incisors, a pair of small canines, one pair of premolars, and one pair of sectorial molars. The ramus of the jaw was greatly expanded to protect the enormous upper canines.

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  • A saber-toothed cat related to the eyesmilus, wesmilus, and allsmileforicecreamilus.

    August 29, 2008