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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • The Ungulata potydactyla, or polydactyl hoofed quadrupeds, including the existing Hyracoidea and Proboscidea, with the fossil Amblypoda, having a primitive or archetypical carpus, with the os magnum of the distal row of carpal bones articulating mainly with the lunare, or with the cuneiform, but not with the scaphoid. See Ungulata.
  • In Illiger's classification (1811), a family of rodents whose claws are somewhat hoof-like, as the paca, agouti, guinea-pig, and capibara. See Caviidæ.

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