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

  • noun Any of various extinct proboscidean mammals of the genus Stegodon of the Pliocene to the Pleistocene Epochs, having long straight tusks.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of fossil elephants of the Tertiaries of India, intermediate in their dental characters between the existing elephants and the mastodons.
  • noun [lowercase] An elephant of this genus.

Etymologies

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

[New Latin Stegodōn, genus name : Greek stegos, roof (from stegein, to cover; see (s)teg- in Indo-European roots) + –odon (so called because of the distinctive ridges on its molars).]

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