Definition of mylodont in English:

mylodont

Pronunciation /ˈmʌɪlədɒnt/

noun

  • Any of various extinct gigantic ground sloths constituting the family Mylodontidae or the superfamily Mylodontoidea, known from Miocene and Pleistocene remains found in South America.

adjective

  • Of, relating to, or characteristic of the family Mylodontidae or the superfamily Mylodontoidea.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Natural Science: a monthly review of scientific progress. From scientific Latin Mylodont-, taken as stem (after ancient Greek ὀδοντ-, ὀδούς tooth) of Mylodon Mylodon see -odont.