pantodon

noun
pan·​to·​don | \ ˈpantəˌdän\

Definition of pantodon

1 capitalized : a genus (the type of the family Pantodontidae) of freshwater isospondylous fishes of West Africa consisting of the butterfly fish (Pantodon buchholzi)
2 or less commonly pantodont \ -​änt \ plural -s : butterfly fish sense 1e

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New Latin, from pant- + -odon

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