thecodont


1the·co·dont

adjective \ˈthē-kə-ˌdänt\

Definition of THECODONT

:  having the teeth inserted in sockets

Origin of THECODONT

International Scientific Vocabulary thec- (from New Latin theca) + -odont
First Known Use: 1840

2thecodont

noun

Definition of THECODONT

:  any of an order (Thecodontia) of Triassic diapsid thecodont reptiles that were presumably on the common ancestral line of the dinosaurs, birds, and crocodiles

First Known Use of THECODONT

1840

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