esophageal teeth


: the series of enamel-tipped hypapophyses of the posterior cervical vertebrae of certain snakes (such as Dasypeltis scaber) that penetrating the esophagus act as teeth to break the shells of eggs

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“Esophageal teeth.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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