- having molar teeth with crowns in the form of transverse ridges.
Origin of lophodont
1885–90; < Greek lóph(os) a crest, tuft + -odont
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Examples from the Web for lophodont
The teeth are bunodont or lophodont, the tendency to the production of the latter type being always marked.
Some of the lophodont molars are by no means unlike those of the Proboscidea.
The teeth of the Perissodactyles are lophodont, more rarely bunodont.
Lophodont teeth are only found in vegetable-feeding animals.