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Megatheriidae

Definition:

a mammal family of extinct ground sloths

Class:

animal noun (animals and microorganisms)

Plural:

Megatheriidae*
(* Megatheriidae may be used in a singular or plural context)

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Megatheriidae

a family of extinct ground sloths that lived from approximately 23 mya--11,000 years ago, existing for approximately 22.89 million years. Megatheriids appeared later in the Oligocene, some 30 million years ago, also in South America. The group includes... (39 of 561 words, 4 images)

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Oxford Dictionary:

Xenarthra | Edentata [synonym, sense-specific] | xenarthran [derived]

Syllabification: (Xe·nar·thra) [zoology] | an order of mammals that comprises the edentates. (11 of 53 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/Xenarthra

Xenarthra [zoology] | Edentata [synonym] | xenarthran [derived]

an order of mammals that comprises the edentates (8 of 51 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/Xenarthra

Wiktionary:

Xenarthra

A taxonomic superorder within the infraclass Eutheria -- the anteaters, sloths, armadillos, glyptodonts, and pampatheriids. (14 of 16 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/Xenarthra

Encarta Dictionary:

megathere | megatheres [plural] | Megatheriidae [member of]

a large extinct American ground sloth that lived in the Miocene and Pleistocene epochs. Family Megatheriidae. (16 of 48 words, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861629096​/definition​.html  [offline]

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the Free Dictionary:

Megatheriidae

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