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perissodactyl

  
, perissodactyle  
      n  
1    any placental mammal of the order Perissodactyla, having hooves with an odd number of toes: includes horses, tapirs, and rhinoceroses  
      adj  
2    of, relating to, or belonging to the Perissodactyla  
     (C19: from New Latin perissodactylus, from Greek perissos uneven + daktulos digit)  
  perissodactylous      adj  
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