from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of various extinct carnivorous mammals of the suborder Creodonta, of the Paleocene Epoch to the Pliocene Epoch.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A member of the extinct Creodonta order of mammals that lived from the Paleocene to the Pliocene epoch.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to the Creodonta.
  • n. One of the Creodonta.


From New Latin Creodonta, suborder name : Greek kreas, flesh; see kreuə- in Indo-European roots + Greek odous, odont-, tooth.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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  • a primitive, small-brained animal

    January 1, 2008