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[New Latin Ēōhippus, former genus name : eo- + Greek hippos, horse; see ekwo- in Indo-European roots.]
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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]
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e•o•hip•pus(ˌi oʊˈhɪp əs)
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]
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