conodont

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noun co·no·dont \ˈkō-nə-ˌdänt, ˈkä-\

Definition of conodont

  1. :  a Paleozoic toothlike fossil that is prob. the remains of an extinct eellike marine animal that may be an invertebrate or primitive vertebrate; also :  the animal from which conodonts are derived

Origin and Etymology of conodont

International Scientific Vocabulary con- (from Greek kōnos cone) + -odont


First Known Use: 1859


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