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selenodont

[si-lee-nuh-dont] /sɪˈli nəˌdɒnt/
adjective
1.
having molar teeth with crowns formed of crescent-shaped cusps.
Origin of selenodont
1880-1885
First recorded in 1880-85; selen(o)- + -odont
Related forms
selenodonty, noun
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selenodont

/sɪˈliːnəˌdɒnt/
adjective
1.
(of the teeth of certain mammals) having crescent-shaped ridges on the crowns, as in deer
noun
2.
a mammal with selenodont teeth
Word Origin
C19: from seleno- (moon-shaped) + -odont
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