Tubulidentata

plural noun Tu·bu·li·den·ta·ta \ˌt(y)übyələden‧ˈtätə, -ˈtātə\

Definition of Tubulidentata

  1. :  an obscure order of Mammalia of protungulate or possibly creodont ancestry comprising the aardvark and extinct related forms that are distinguished by teeth composed of a cluster of upright parallel vasodentin columns with individual pulp canals

tubulidentate

adjective or noun

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Origin and Etymology of tubulidentata

New Latin, from neuter plural of tubulidentatus having tubelike teeth, from tubuli- + -dentatus -dentate


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