Definition of pyrothere in English:

pyrothere

Pronunciation /ˈpʌɪrə(ʊ)θɪə/

noun

  • A mammal of the extinct order Pyrotheria, which comprised large ungulates resembling elephants which lived in South America during the early Tertiary.

Origin

Early 20th century. From pyro- + -there, after scientific Latin Pyrotheria, order name from Pyrotherium, genus name, so called with reference to its discovery in sedimentary deposits of volcanic origin.