Definitions for odd-toed ungulate

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word odd-toed ungulate

Princeton's WordNet

  1. odd-toed ungulate, perissodactyl, perissodactyl mammal(noun)

    placental mammals having hooves with an odd number of toes on each foot


  1. Odd-toed ungulate

    An odd-toed ungulate is a mammal with hooves that feature an odd number of toes. Odd-toed ungulates comprise the order Perissodactyla. The middle toe on each hoof is usually larger than its neighbours. Odd-toed ungulates are relatively large grazers and, unlike the ruminant even-toed ungulates, they have relatively simple stomachs because they are hindgut fermenters, digesting plant cellulose in their intestines rather than in one or more stomachs. Odd-toed ungulates include the horse, tapirs, and rhinoceroses.


Find a translation for the odd-toed ungulate definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these odd-toed ungulate definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"odd-toed ungulate." STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 9 Oct. 2015. < ungulate>.

Are we missing a good definition for odd-toed ungulate? Don't keep it to yourself...

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for odd-toed ungulate:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.