Carcharodon

noun
Car·char·o·don | \ kärˈkarəˌdän \

Definition of Carcharodon 

: a genus of sharks (family Lamnidae) comprising the man-eater and a number of extinct related forms having carcharodont teeth

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History and Etymology for Carcharodon

New Latin, from Greek karcharodōn

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