from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n.pl. An extensive group of mammals including all those that have hoofs. It comprises the Artiodactyla and Perissodactyla.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In the Linnean classification, one of the primary divisions, a subclass or super-order, of Mammalia, including all the hoofed quadrupeds, the two Linnean orders Pecora and Belluæ (except the elephant and walrus, which Linnæus placed in Bruta, an order of his Unguiculata).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. in former classifications a major division of Mammalia comprising all hoofed mammals; now divided into the orders Perissodactyla (odd-toed ungulates) and Artiodactyla (even-toed ungulates)
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