Thelodus

noun Thel·o·dus \ˈthelədəs\

Definition of Thelodus

  1. :  a genus of Silurian and Devonian ostracoderms (family Thelodontidae) that have small dermal tubercles consisting of dentine and enamel

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Origin and Etymology of thelodus

New Latin, from Greek thēlē nipple + New Latin -odus


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