conodont

noun
co·no·dont | \ˈkō-nə-ˌdänt, ˈkä- \

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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One of the most important is the teeth of conodonts—extinct, eel-like creatures—which go back 520 million years. Rachel E. Gross, Smithsonian, "Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Earth’s Past Climates," 16 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of conodont

1859, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for conodont

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

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