dicynodont

noun di·cyn·o·dont \ (ˌ)dī-ˈsi-nō-ˌdänt , -ˈsī- \

Definition of dicynodont

: any of a suborder (Dicynodontia) of small herbivorous therapsid reptiles with reduced dentition

dicynodont

adjective

Origin and Etymology of dicynodont

borrowed from New Latin dicynodont- (taken as stem of Dicynodon, genus name), from di- di- + Greek kyn- (stem of kyṓn "dog") + -odont- -odont; so named from the two canine-like tusks in the upper jaw — more at 1hound


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