scolecodont

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

Definition of scolecodont

: a fossil worm jaw

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History and Etymology for scolecodont

scolec- + Greek odont-, odōn tooth

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“Scolecodont.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scolecodont. Accessed 13 December 2019.

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