eohippus


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e·o·hip·pus

 (ē′ō-hĭp′əs)
n.
A hyracotherium.

[New Latin Ēōhippus, former genus name : eo- + Greek hippos, horse; see ekwo- in Indo-European roots.]

eohippus

(ˌiːəʊˈhɪpəs)
n, pl -puses
(Palaeontology) the earliest horse: an extinct Eocene dog-sized animal of the genus with four-toed forelegs, three-toed hindlegs, and teeth specialized for browsing
[C19: New Latin, from eo- + Greek hippos horse]

e•o•hip•pus

(ˌi oʊˈhɪp əs)

n.
an extinct small horse of the North American Eocene, genus Hyracotherium (Eohippus), having four hoofed toes on the forefeet and three on the hind feet.
[1875–80; < New Latin, =eo- eo- + Greek híppos horse]

e·o·hip·pus

(ē′ō-hĭp′əs)
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.eohippus - earliest horseeohippus - earliest horse; extinct primitive dog-sized four-toed Eocene animal
Equus caballus, horse - solid-hoofed herbivorous quadruped domesticated since prehistoric times
genus Hyracotherium, Hyracotherium - extinct horse genus; formerly called eohippus
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