- having rootless teeth fastened to the alveolar ridge of the jaws.
Origin of acrodont
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The teeth are large and acrodont, and occur on the pterygoids as well as on the jaws.The Vertebrate Skeleton
Sidney H. Reynolds
Trogonophis, Pachycalamus and Agamodon of Africa are all acrodont; the other genera are pleurodont.
- (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)
- having acrodont teeth
Word Origin for acrodont
C19: from acro- + -odont
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- Having teeth attached to the edge of the jawbone without sockets.
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