plural noun

: a family of extinct Cretaceous clupeoid fishes with powerful jaws and a single row of compressed knifelike teeth

Word History


New Latin, from Saurodont-, Saurodon, type genus (from saur- + -odon) + -idae

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“Saurodontidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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