Chei`ro*the"ri*um (?), n. [NL., fr. Gr. hand + beast.] Poleon.

A genus of extinct animals, so named from fossil footprints rudely resembling impressions of the human hand, and believed to have been made by labyrinthodont reptiles. See Illustration in Appendix.


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