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acrodont

[ ak-ruh-dont ]
/ ˈæk rəˌdɒnt /
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adjective Zoology.
having rootless teeth fastened to the alveolar ridge of the jaws.
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Origin of acrodont

First recorded in 1840–50; acr- + -odont

OTHER WORDS FROM acrodont

ac·ro·dont·ism, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for acrodont

acrodont
/ (ˈækrəˌdɒnt) /

adjective
(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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Medical definitions for acrodont

acrodont
[ ăkrə-dŏnt′ ]

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