Pa`le*o*the"ri*um (?), n. [NL., fr. Gr. ancient + beast.] Paleon.

An extinct genus of herbivorous Tertiary mammals, once supposed to have resembled the tapir in form, but now known to have had a more slender form, with a long neck like that of a llama.

[Written also Palaeotherium.]

 

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