sphenodon

[sfee-nuh-don, sfen-uh-]

Origin of sphenodon

1875–80; < New Latin: genus name (orig. Sphaenodon), equivalent to Greek sphēn- sphen- + -odōn -toothed (see -odont)
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British Dictionary definitions for sphenodon

sphenodon

noun
  1. the technical name for the tuatara

Word Origin for sphenodon

C19: from Greek sphēn a wedge + odōn a tooth
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