labyrinthodont

noun
lab·​y·​rin·​tho·​dont | \ ˌla-bə-ˈrin(t)-thə-ˌdänt How to pronounce labyrinthodont (audio) \

Definition of labyrinthodont

: any of a superorder (Labyrinthodontia) of extinct amphibians of the Late Paleozoic and Early Mesozoic typically having bodies resembling salamanders or crocodiles and considered to be the earliest tetrapod vertebrates

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labyrinthodont adjective

First Known Use of labyrinthodont

circa 1841, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for labyrinthodont

New Latin Labyrinthodontia, from Greek labyrinthos + odont-, odous tooth — more at tooth

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“Labyrinthodont.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/labyrinthodont. Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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