Meaning of artiodactyl

ar•ti•o•dac•tyl

Pronunciation: (är"tē-ō-dak'til), [key]
— adj.
  1. having an even number of toes or digits on each foot.
—n.
  1. a hoofed, even-toed mammal of the order Artiodactyla, comprising the pigs, hippopotamuses, camels, deer, giraffes, pronghorns, sheep, goats, antelope, and cattle. Cf. perissodactyl.
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