from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of proboscidean mammals, of which the Asiatic elephant, Elephas or Euelephas indicus, is the type: distinguished from Loxodon, the African elephant, by the extremely deep, narrow intervals, completely filled with cement, between the ridges of the molar teeth: same as Elephas proper. See Loxodon and elephant.


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