carcharodont

adjective

car·​char·​o·​dont
-ˌdänt
: of, belonging to, or resembling the great white shark
especially : having teeth of sharp triangular flattened form with finely serrate edges like those of this shark

Word History

Etymology

Greek karcharodont-, karcharodōn having jagged teeth, from karcharos jagged + odont-, odōn tooth

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“Carcharodont.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/carcharodont. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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