Elephantine

El`e*phan"tine

(?), a. [L. elephantinus of ivory, Gr. : cf. F. lphantin.] Pertaining to the elephant, or resembling an elephant (commonly, in size); hence, huge; immense; heavy; as, of elephantine proportions; an elephantine step or tread.
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Elephantine epoch (Geol.), the epoch distinguished by the existence of large pachyderms. Mantell. -- Elephantine tortoise (Zol.), a huge land tortoise; esp., Testudo elephantina, from islands in the Indian Ocean; and T. elephantopus, from the Galapagos Islands.

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El"e*phan*toid`

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El`e*phan*toid"al

(?), } a. [Elephant + -oid.] (Zol.) Resembling an elephant in form or appearance.
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