Definition of Macrauchenia in English:

Macrauchenia

Pronunciation /makrɔːˈkiːnɪə/

noun

  • A genus of long-necked litopterns of the Pliocene and Pleistocene epochs. Also (now historical, also macrauchenia): an animal of this genus.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Richard Owen (1804–1892), comparative anatomist and palaeontologist. From scientific Latin Macrauchenia from ancient Greek μακρός long + αὐχήν neck + scientific Latin -ia.