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acrodont

[ak-ruh-dont]
adjective Zoology.
  1. 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
Related formsac·ro·dont·ism, noun
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Historical Examples of acrodont

  • 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.


British Dictionary definitions for acrodont

acrodont

adjective
  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
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Word Origin for acrodont

C19: from acro- + -odont
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acrodont in Medicine

acrodont

(ăkrə-dŏnt′)
adj.
  1. Having teeth attached to the edge of the jawbone without sockets.
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