having molar teeth with crowns in the form of rounded or conical cusps.
- Compare lophodont.
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How to use bunodont in a sentence
In the Pigs and their allies the crowns are bunodont, while in the more highly specialised Ruminants the crowns are selenodont.
The Condylarthra have brachydont, generally bunodont teeth, with the premolars simpler than the molars.
They generally have the typical mammalian series of forty-four teeth, the molars being brachydont and generally bunodont.
The bunodont type is best seen in Pigs and Hippopotami and such extinct forms as Hyotherium.
It has, however, been shown that selenodont teeth always pass through an embryonic bunodont stage.
British Dictionary definitions for bunodont
(of the teeth of certain mammals) having cusps that are separate and rounded
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