noun pan·to·don \ˈpantəˌdän\

Definition of pantodon

  1. 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. 2 less commonly pantodont \-änt\ plural -s :  butterfly fish 1e

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Origin and Etymology of pantodon

New Latin, from pant- + -odon

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a brief usually trivial fact

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