acrodont

1 of 2

adjective

ac·​ro·​dont
ˈa-krə-ˌdänt
of teeth
: consolidated with the summit of the alveolar ridge without sockets
also : having such teeth compare pleurodont
acrodontism
ˈa-krə-ˌdän-ˌti-zəm
noun
plural -s

acrodont

2 of 2

noun

ac·​ro·​dont
ˈa-krə-ˌdänt
plural -s
: an acrodont animal

Word History

Etymology

Adjective

acr- + -odont

First Known Use

Adjective

1841, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1838, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of acrodont was in 1838

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“Acrodont.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acrodont. Accessed 28 Jan. 2023.

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