Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to or having the characters of the elephant subgenus Stegodon, in which the ridges of the molar teeth are low and the cement confined to the bottom of the intervening valleys.

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  • noun An extinct relative of the modern elephants; a member of the taxonomic genus Stegodon.

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Examples

  • Two decades ago, shortly before Johnson began airing his unorthodox hypothesis, a pair of reputable stegodontologists declared: “Because an elephant and presumably a stegodont could not swim across the Savu Sea and Ombai Strait, the existence of a land connexion between Flores and Timor during the Pleistocene must be postulated.”

    The Song of The Dodo

  • Two decades ago, shortly before Johnson began airing his unorthodox hypothesis, a pair of reputable stegodontologists declared: “Because an elephant and presumably a stegodont could not swim across the Savu Sea and Ombai Strait, the existence of a land connexion between Flores and Timor during the Pleistocene must be postulated.”

    The Song of The Dodo

  • But the Ombai gap wasn’t too wide, possibly, for a stegodont to swim.

    The Song of The Dodo

  • That still doesn’t allow the land-bridge school of experts to push a stegodont across with dry feet.

    The Song of The Dodo

  • But the Ombai gap wasn’t too wide, possibly, for a stegodont to swim.

    The Song of The Dodo

  • That still doesn’t allow the land-bridge school of experts to push a stegodont across with dry feet.

    The Song of The Dodo

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