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elephas definition

  • noun:
    • the standard genus of elephants, previously embracing the lifestyle species, or genera, today sometimes restricted to the type represented because of the Asiatic elephant, Elephas indicus. In this limited good sense it will be the same as Elasmodon and Euelephas. See slices under elephant.
    • kind genus regarding the family members Elephantidae
    • the conventional genus of elephants, previously embracing the living species, or genera, now occasionally restricted to the sort represented because of the Asiatic elephant, Elephas indicus. Inside limited sense it will be the same as Elasmodon and Euelephas. See slices under elephant.
    • the normal genus of elephants, formerly adopting the living species, or genera, now sometimes limited to the kind represented because of the Asiatic elephant, Elephas indicus. Within restricted sense it's the same as Elasmodon and Euelephas. See slices under elephant.
    • type genus regarding the family Elephantidae
    • type genus of the household Elephantidae
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