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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various extinct carnivorous mammals of the order Creodonta of the Tertiary Era.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

Etymologies

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

[From New Latin Creodonta, suborder name : Greek kreas, flesh; see kreuə- in Indo-European roots + Greek odous, odont-, tooth.]

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  • a primitive, small-brained animal

    January 1, 2008