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artiodactyla


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Artiodactyla  \Ar`ti*o*dac"ty*la\,  n.  pl  [NL.,  fr  Gr  ?  even  + 
  ?  finger  or  toe.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  One  of  the  divisions  of  the  ungulate  animals.  The  functional 
  toes  of  the  hind  foot  are  even  in  number,  and  the  third  digit 
  of  each  foot  (corresponding  to  the  middle  finger  in  man)  is 
  asymmetrical  and  paired  with  the  fourth  digit,  as  in  the  hog, 
  the  sheep,  and  the  ox  --  opposed  to  {Perissodactyla}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Artiodactyla 
  n  :  an  order  of  hooved  mammals  of  the  subclass  Eutheria 
  (including  pigs  and  peccaries  and  hippopotami  and  members 
  of  the  suborder  Ruminantia)  having  an  even  number  of 
  functional  toes  [syn:  {Artiodactyla},  {order  Artiodactyla}] 




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