Diprotodon meaning

dī-prō'tə-dŏn'
A large extinct stocky quadrupedal marsupial of the genus Diprotodon that inhabited Australia during the Pleistocene Epoch.
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A taxonomic genus within the family Diprotodontidae — an extinct genus of marsupials.
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Origin of diprotodon

  • New Latin Diprōtodōn Greek di- two di– prōto- foremost, first, at the front proto– odōn, odont- tooth (from its two large tusklike lower incisors) dent- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Ancient Greek δίς (dis, “twice, doubly”) + πρωτο- (proto-) (combination form of πρῶτος (protos, “first”), superlative of πρό (pro, “before”)) + ὀδών (odōn, “tooth”) — "two front teeth".
    From Wiktionary