Definition of eohippus in English:

eohippus

noun

  • another term for hyracotherium
    • ‘‘We suspect that an intermediate version of the horse between eohippus and equus probably did exist, and that fossils of these intermediates probably do, in fact, exist.’’

Origin

Late 19th century: from Greek ēōs dawn + hippos horse.

Pronunciation:

eohippus

/ˌēōˈhipəs/