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mammoth Tweet Definition of mammoth Like Definition of mammoth on Facebook
noun 
  1. A large, hairy, extinct elephant-like mammal. Scientific name: Mammuthus.
  2. (figurative) Something very large of its kind.
adjective (comparative more mammoth, superlative most mammoth)
  1. Very large.
     
Mastodon Tweet Definition of Mastodon Like Definition of Mastodon on Facebook
noun 
  1. A nickname for both the 4-8-0 and (less frequently) the 4-10-0 train configurations.
     
microfossil Tweet Definition of microfossil Like Definition of microfossil on Facebook
noun 
  1. any microscopic fossil, such as that of a pollen grain
     
micropaleontology Tweet Definition of micropaleontology Like Definition of micropaleontology on Facebook
noun 
  1. the branch of paleontology dealing with the fossilized microscopic organic remains (microfossils) of the geologic past; including their structure, biology, relationships and distribution
     

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