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Artiodactyla

Pronunciation: ar′ti-ō-dak′ti-lă

Definition: An order of even-toed ungulates having either two or four digits, with the axis between the third and fourth; pig and hippopotamus with four; camel, deer, giraffe, antelope, and cow with two.

[G. artios, even in number, + daktylos, finger]

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