artiodactyla meaning

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  • Noun: Artiodactyla
    1. 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
      - order Artiodactyla

    See also: artiodactylous

    Type of: animal order

    Part of: Eutheria, subclass Eutheria

    Encyclopedia: Artiodactyla

  • [Medicine]
    n pl : an order of hoofed mammals (as the sheep, goat, pig, camel, or ox) with an even number of functional toes on each foot —compare PERISSODACTYLAar·tio·dac·tyl n or adj — ar·tio·dac·ty·lous adj


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  1. There are two trends in terms of teeth within Artiodactyla.
  2. This is found on members of the mammalian order Artiodactyla.
  3. Grubb contributed the following sections to MSW3 : Order Perissodactyla and Order Artiodactyla.
  4. The traditional order Artiodactyla and infraorder Cetacea are therefore now subsumed into the Cetartiodactyla taxon.
  5. They are suspected of being closely related to the true ungulate orders Perissodactyla and Artiodactyla.

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