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sphenodon

[sfee-nuh-don, sfen-uh-] /ˈsfi nəˌdɒn, ˈsfɛn ə-/
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1.
Origin of sphenodon
1875-1880
1875-80; < New Latin: genus name (orig. Sphaenodon), equivalent to Greek sphēn- sphen- + -odōn -toothed (see -odont)
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sphenodon

/ˈsfiːnəˌdɒn/
noun
1.
the technical name for the tuatara
Word Origin
C19: from Greek sphēn a wedge + odōn a tooth
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