adjective mon·odont

Definition of monodont

  1. 1 or monodontal [monodontal from Greek monodontos + English -al] :  having only one tooth

  2. 2 or monodontid [New Latin Monodont-, Monodon & Monodontidae] :  of or relating to the genus Monodon or the family Monodontidae

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Origin and Etymology of monodont

Greek monodont-, monodous, from mon- single + -odont-, odous tooth — more at tooth

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