mylodon definition

  • noun:
    • the extinct genus Mylodon of huge ground sloths of Patagonia.
    • An extinct genus of large slothlike US edentates, allied to Megatherium.
    • A genus of gigantic extinct sloths from the Pleistocene, having teeth pretty much cylindrical and in framework resembling those of this extant sloths.
    • [lowercase] An animal of the genus.
    • large (bear-sized) extinct edentate mammal of Pleistocene in South America

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