Origin: < Fr mastodonte, coined (1806) by Baron Georges (Léopold Chrétien Frédéric Dagobert) Cuvier < Gr mastos (see masto-) + odont-, stem of odous, tooth: from the nipplelike processes on its molar
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Origin: New Latin Mastodōn, genus name
Origin: : Greek mastos, breast, nipple
Origin: + Greek odōn, odont-, tooth (from the nipple-shaped protrusions on the crowns of its molars); see dent- in Indo-European roots.
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