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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.]
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(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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