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A pig-like mammal of the late Eocene and Oligocene epochs, related to modern elephants.
- ‘The moeritherium belonged to the Eocene period, and was the ancestor of the elephant, an animal whose grotesque features were rendered commonplace only by familiarity.’
- ‘Not much bigger than moeritherium, phiomia did have the beginnings of a trunk and tusks on its lower jaw.’
Modern Latin, from the name of Lake Moeris in Egypt, where the first fossils were found, + Greek thērion ‘wild beast’.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.