a combining form meaning “even number,” used in the formation of compound words:


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    Zoology. having an even number of toes or digits on each foot. a hoofed, even-toed mammal of the order Artiodactyla, comprising the pigs, hippopotamuses, camels, deer, giraffes, pronghorns, sheep, goats, antelope, and cattle. Historical Examples The artiodactyl group must have quickly branched in turn, as we find very primitive hogs and camels before the end […]

  • Artis

    art for art’s sake. Contemporary Examples A fabulous, fabulous skull by a Japanese artis, Katsuhyo Aoki. You Should Have Been There: Dispatches From Miami Art Basel Anthony Haden-Guest December 7, 2013 artis just happened to live beside the soybean field where the 11-year-old was found. How the North Carolina GOP Made a Wrongfully Convicted Man […]

  • Artificial pacemaker

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  • Artisan

    a person skilled in an applied art; a craftsperson. a person or company that makes a high-quality or distinctive product in small quantities, usually by hand or using traditional methods: our favorite local food artisans. pertaining to an artisan or the product of an artisan; artisanal: artisan beer. Contemporary Examples After reading an article about […]

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