Definition of mylodont in English:

mylodont

noun

  • Any of various extinct gigantic ground sloths constituting the family Mylodontidae or the superfamily Mylodontoidea, known from Miocene and Pleistocene remains found in South America.

adjective

  • Of, relating to, or characteristic of the family Mylodontidae or the superfamily Mylodontoidea.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Natural Science: a monthly review of scientific progress. From scientific Latin Mylodont-, taken as stem (after ancient Greek ὀδοντ-, ὀδούς tooth) of Mylodon Mylodon: see -odont.

Pronunciation

mylodont

/ˈmʌɪlədɒnt/