in some classifications
: a genus of primitive Carboniferous sharks supposedly distinguished by teeth with a tall central cusp, a broad base, and one or more pairs of lateral tubercles, a character now known to have occurred widely in early elasmobranchs

Word History


New Latin, from clad- + -odus

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“Cladodus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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