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pach·y·derm  audio  (pk-dûrm) KEY 

NOUN:
Any of various large, thick-skinned, hoofed mammals such as the elephant, rhinoceros, or hippopotamus.

ETYMOLOGY:
French pachyderme, from New Latin *Pachyderma, sing. of Pachydermata, obsolete order name, from Greek pakhudermos, thick-skinned : pakhus, thick + derma, skin ; see derma1

OTHER FORMS:
pachy·dermal or pachy·dermic or pachy·dermous(Adjective)


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