-there

a combining form meaning "wild animal, beast," used in the formation of compound words, usually denoting extinct mammals, as adaptions of zoological taxa ending in -therium or -theria: baluchithere.
[ < NL -therium (sing.), -theria (pl.) < Gk theríon, deriv. of thér beast of prey; akin to FERAL1, FIERCE]

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Universalium. 2010.

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