Thick-skinned animal such as an elephant or rhinoceros.

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  • Pachyderm — may refer to one of the pachydermata, an obsolete order of mammals which included:* Elephants * Rhinoceroses * HippopotamusesPachyderm may also refer to:* Pachyderm Studio, a recording studio in Cannon Falls, Minnesota * Pachyderma, a skin… …   Wikipedia

  • pachyderm — pach y*derm (p[a^]k [i^]*d[ e]rm), n. [Cf. F. pachyderme.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any of various nonruminant hoofed mammals having very thick skin, including the {elephant}, {rhinoceros}, and {hippopotamus}, one of the Pachydermata. [WordNet 1.5 + 1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pachyderm — (n.) 1838, from Fr. pachyderme (c.1600), adopted as a biological term 1797 by French naturalist Georges Léopole Chrétien Frédéric Dagobert, Baron Cuvier (1769 1832), from Gk. pachydermos thick skinned, from pachys thick (from PIE *bhengh , Cf.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • pachyderm — ► NOUN ▪ a very large mammal with thick skin, especially an elephant, rhinoceros, or hippopotamus. ORIGIN Greek pakhudermos, from pakhus thick + derma skin …   English terms dictionary

  • pachyderm — [pak′ə dʉrm΄] n. [Fr pachyderme < Gr pachydermos, thick skinned < pachys, thick (< IE base * bhenĝh , thick, dense > Sans bahú , dense, much) + derma, skin: see DERMA1] 1. any of certain large, thick skinned, hoofed animals, as the… …   English World dictionary

  • pachyderm — UK [ˈpækɪˌdɜː(r)m] / US [ˈpækɪˌdɜrm] noun [countable] Word forms pachyderm : singular pachyderm plural pachyderms a large animal with thick skin, for example an elephant or a rhinoceros …   English dictionary

  • pachyderm — [[t]pæ̱kidɜː(r)m[/t]] pachyderms N COUNT A pachyderm is a large thick skinned animal such as an elephant or rhinoceros. [TECHNICAL] …   English dictionary

  • Pachyderm Studio — Pachyderm Recording Studio is a residential recording studio located in rural Cannon Falls, Minnesota, 35.8 mi (57.6 km) southeast of the Minneapolis Saint Paul International Airport. It is located in a secluded old growth forest with a vibrant… …   Wikipedia

  • Pachyderm Studio — Señal y entrada hacia Pachyderm Studio. Pachyderm Recording Studio es un estudio de grabación residencial situado en la localidad rural de Cannon Falls, Minnesota, 57,6 km al sudeste del Aeropuerto Internacional Minneapolis Saint Paul. Está… …   Wikipedia Español

  • pachyderm — noun Etymology: French pachyderme, from Greek pachydermos thick skinned, from pachys thick + derma skin; akin to Sanskrit bahu dense, much more at derm Date: 1838 any of various nonruminant mammals (as an elephant, a rhinoceros, or a… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pachyderm — pachydermal, pachydermous, pachydermic, pachydermoid, adj. /pak i derrm /, n. 1. any of the thick skinned, nonruminant ungulates, as the elephant, hippopotamus, and rhinoceros. 2. an elephant. 3. a person who is not sensitive to criticism,… …   Universalium

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