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ceratodus

[ suh-rat-uh-duhs, ser-uh-toh-duhs ]
/ səˈræt ə dəs, ˌsɛr əˈtoʊ dəs /
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noun, plural ce·rat·o·dus·es.
a lungfish of either of two genera, Neoceratodus and the extinct Ceratodus, having hornlike ridges on the teeth.
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Origin of ceratodus

First recorded in 1870–75; from New Latin, equivalent to cerat- “horn” + -odus, from Greek odoús “tooth”; see origin at cerat-, tooth
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British Dictionary definitions for ceratodus

ceratodus
/ (sɪˈrætədəs, ˌsɛrəˈtəʊdəs) /

noun plural -duses
any of various extinct lungfish constituting the genus Ceratodus, common in Cretaceous and Triassic timesCompare barramunda

Word Origin for ceratodus

C19: New Latin, from cerato- + Greek odous tooth
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