Origin of acrodont

First recorded in 1840–50; acr- + -odont
Related formsac·ro·dont·ism, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for acrodont


  1. (of the teeth of some reptiles) having no roots and being fused at the base to the margin of the jawbonesSee also pleurodont (def. 1)
  2. having acrodont teeth

Word Origin for acrodont

C19: from acro- + -odont
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acrodont in Medicine


  1. Having teeth attached to the edge of the jawbone without sockets.
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