conodont

noun co·no·dont \ ˈkō-nə-ˌdänt , ˈkä- \
|Updated on: 27 Apr 2018

Definition of conodont

: 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

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Origin and Etymology of conodont

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


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