Definition of rhinocerotoid in English:

rhinocerotoid

noun

Zoology
  • An animal resembling a rhinoceros; specifically a mammal of the superfamily Rhinocerotoidea, which comprises the rhinoceroses and related extinct forms.

adjective

Zoology
  • Of or relating to the superfamily Rhinocerotoidea.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in James Dana (1813–1895), geologist, zoologist, and teacher. From classical Latin rhīnocerōt-, rhīnocerōs rhinoceros + -oid. In later specifically use after scientific Latin Rhinocerotoidea.

Pronunciation

rhinocerotoid

/rʌɪˈnɒs(ə)rətɔɪd/