scolecodont

noun
sco·​le·​co·​dont | \ skōˈlēkəˌdänt\
plural -s

Definition of scolecodont

: a fossil worm jaw

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for scolecodont

scolec- + Greek odont-, odōn tooth

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about scolecodont

Share scolecodont

Dictionary Entries near scolecodont

Scolecida

scolecidan

scolecite

scolecodont

scolecoid

scolecospore

scolex

Statistics for scolecodont

Look-up Popularity

Comments on scolecodont

What made you want to look up scolecodont? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

means, resources, or money

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Homophone Quiz

  • three-bears-two-of-them-look-like-theyre-whispering-to-a-third-bear-who-looks-chuffed-to-be-the-center-of-attention
  • In order to judge how people felt, the senator's office hired a firm to take a ______.
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!