selenodont

[ si-lee-nuh-dont ]
/ sɪˈli nəˌdɒnt /

adjective

having molar teeth with crowns formed of crescent-shaped cusps.

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Origin of selenodont

First recorded in 1880–85; selen(o)- + -odont

OTHER WORDS FROM selenodont

se·le·no·don·ty, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for selenodont

selenodont
/ (sɪˈliːnəˌdɒnt) /

adjective

(of the teeth of certain mammals) having crescent-shaped ridges on the crowns, as in deer

noun

a mammal with selenodont teeth

Word Origin for selenodont

C19: from seleno- (moon-shaped) + -odont
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