Meaning of multituberculate


Pronunciation: (mul"tē-too-bûr'kyu-lit, -lāt", -tyoo-, mul"tī-), [key]
— n.
  1. a rodentlike mammal of the extinct order Multituberculata, which lived from the late Jurassic Period to the Oligocene Epoch, reaching the size of a woodchuck and having molars with two or three rows of simple pointed cusps.
  1. of or pertaining to the multituberculates.
  2. having teeth with many simple, pointed cusps.
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