Cynodontia

plural noun
Cyn·​o·​don·​tia

Definition of Cynodontia

: a division of Triassic Therapsida comprising a number of small carnivorous reptiles often with cusps on the teeth that resemble those of mammals

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History and Etymology for Cynodontia

New Latin, from Greek kynodont-, kynodōn canine tooth + New Latin -ia

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“Cynodontia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cynodontia. Accessed 19 Oct. 2020.

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