: a genus of heavily built small to moderately large Permian reptiles (order Therapsida) that were presumably herbivorous and semiaquatic or marsh-dwelling forms and that had the teeth reduced to a pair of large canines in the male only and the jaws covered by a horny beak

Word History


New Latin, from di- + cyn- + -odon

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“Dicynodon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Dicynodon. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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