from The Century Dictionary.

  • In Blyth's classification of mammals, a tribe or suborder of his Diplodontia, corresponding to the Pachy-dermata, herbivorous Cetacea, and Rodentia of Cuvier: so called from usually having persistently growing teeth, as the tusks of the elephant or the incisors of a rodent, or projecting tushes, as those of the swine and hippopotamus.


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