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also di·no·ther·i·um  (dī′nə-thîr′ē-əm)
Any of various extinct elephantlike mammals of the genus Deinotherium that existed during the Miocene, Pliocene, and Pleistocene Epochs.

[New Latin Dīnothērium, genus name : Greek deinos, monstrous + Greek thērion, wild beast; see treacle.]


(ˌdaɪnəˈθiːrɪəm) or


n, pl -theria (-ˈθiːrɪə) or -theres
any member of the genus Deinotherium, consisting of mammals resembling elephants that existed during the Miocene, Pliocene, and Pleistocene epochs
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and Deinotherium pentapotamie are considered to be zonal marker elements of Chinji Formation (Sarwar 1977; Barry et al.
LAHORE, October 27, 2010 (Frontier Star) : A unique discovery of the remains of Deinotherium in the form of fossils, a primitive animal species having lower denture with undisturbed set of teeth attached to the gums in pristine condition was found during the excavation at village Lava.
4-metre tusk was among remains of a long-extinct cousin of today's elephant, Deinotherium giganteum, recently uncovered beneath an olive grove.
It was not until 1984, after the bones had gone missing, that this creature was identified by one its teeth as Deinotherium giganteum, a type of elephant from the Miocene Epoch.
Description of some fossil remains of Deinotherium, Giraffe, and other mammalia, from Perim Island, Gulf of Cambay, Western Coast of India.