artiodactyl

/ˌatioʊˈdæktəl/ (say .ahteeoh'daktuhl)

adjective
1. Zoology having an even number of toes or digits on each foot.
noun
2. any animal of the mammalian order Artiodactyla, which comprises the even-toed quadrupeds, as the swine, the hippopotamuses and the ruminants, cattle, sheep, goats, deer, camels, etc.
{Greek: artio(s) even + daktylos finger or toe}
artiodactylous, adjective

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • artiodactyl — n. 1. placental mammal having hooves with an even number of functional toes on each foot; a member of the {artiodactyla}. Syn: artiodactyle, even toed ungulate, artiodactyl mammal [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • artiodactyl — adj. of, pertaining to, or belonging to the order {Artiodactyla}. Syn: artiodactylous, even toed. [WordNet 1.5] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • artiodactyl — [ärt΄ē ō dak′təl] n. [< ModL < Gr artios, even + daktylos, finger or toe] any of an order (Artiodactyla) of hoofed mammals having an even number of toes, including swine, hippopotamuses, and all ruminants artiodactylous [är΄tē ō daktə ləs]… …   English World dictionary

  • artiodactyl — artiodactylous, adj. /ahr tee oh dak til/, adj. 1. Zool. having an even number of toes or digits on each foot. n. 2. a hoofed, even toed mammal of the order Artiodactyla, comprising the pigs, hippopotamuses, camels, deer, giraffes, pronghorns,… …   Universalium

  • artiodactyl — noun Etymology: New Latin Artiodactyla, from Greek artios fitting, even numbered + daktylos finger, toe; akin to Greek arariskein to fit more at arm Date: circa 1879 any of an order (Artiodactyla) of ungulates (as the camel or pig) with an even… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • artiodactyl — I noun placental mammal having hooves with an even number of functional toes on each foot • Syn: ↑even toed ungulate, ↑artiodactyl mammal • Ant: ↑odd toed ungulate (for: ↑even toed ungulate) …   Useful english dictionary

  • artiodactyl — noun Any ungulate mammal with an even number of toes and belonging to the Artiodactyla, including pigs, sheep, deer, cattle, and most grazing animals …   Wiktionary

  • artiodactyl — [ˌα:tɪə(ʊ) daktɪl] noun Zoology a mammal of the order Artiodactyla, which comprises the ruminants, camels, pigs, and hippopotamuses (the even toed ungulates). Origin from mod. L. Artiodactyla, from Gk artios even + daktulos finger, toe …   English new terms dictionary

  • artiodactyl — ar·ti·o·dac·tyl …   English syllables

  • artiodactyl — ar•ti•o•dac•tyl [[t]ˌɑr ti oʊˈdæk tɪl[/t]] adj. 1) zool. having an even number of toes or digits on each foot 2) mam a hoofed, even toed mammal of the order Artiodactyla, as the cow and other ruminants, the pig, and the hippopotamus Compare… …   From formal English to slang

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