having rootless teeth fastened to the alveolar ridge of the jaws.
- ac·ro·dont·ism, noun
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How to use acrodont in a sentence
The jaws may be toothless or may be provided with teeth which are usually acrodont (see p. 199).The Vertebrate Skeleton | Sidney H. Reynolds
Trogonophis, Pachycalamus and Agamodon of Africa are all acrodont; the other genera are pleurodont.
The teeth are large and acrodont, and occur on the pterygoids as well as on the jaws.The Vertebrate Skeleton | Sidney H. Reynolds
British Dictionary definitions for acrodont
(of the teeth of some reptiles) having no roots and being fused at the base to the margin of the jawbones: See also pleurodont (def. 1)
having acrodont teeth
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