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Meaning of eohippus

e•o•hip•pus

Pronunciation: (ē"ō-hip'us), [key]
— n.
  1. the earliest known horse, a member of the extinct genus Hyracotherium (Eohippus), from the early Eocene Epoch of the Northern Hemisphere; a terrier-sized herbivore having four hoofed toes on each forefoot and three on each hind foot, and low-crowned teeth. Also called
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