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Any of various extinct carnivorous mammals of the order Creodonta of the Tertiary Era.

[From New Latin Creodonta, suborder name : Greek kreas, flesh; see kreuə- in Indo-European roots + Greek odous, odont-, tooth.]
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(Palaeontology) any of a group of extinct Tertiary mammals some of which are thought to have been the ancestors of modern carnivores: order Carnivora
[C19: from New Latin Creodonta, from Greek kreas flesh + odōn tooth]
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