pachyderm

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A member of the obsolete taxonomic group Pachydermata, grouping of thick-skinned, hoofed animals such as the rhinoceros, hippopotamus, elephant, pig and horse.

Etymology:

  • From French pachyderme, from Ancient Greek παχύδερμος, from παχύς + δέρμα.
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A member of the obsolete taxonomic group Pachydermata, grouping of thick-skinned, hoofed animals such as the rhinoceros, hippopotamus, elephant, pig and horse.

Submitted on September 01, 2009

Additional definitions for 'pachyderm':

pachydermSomeone who is insensitive.
pachydermSomeone with thick skin. It is used for animals such as an elephant or a hippopotamus.
pachydermWhat others say about him or her.
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