sphenodon

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noun sphen·odon \ˈsfē-nə-ˌdän, ˈsfe-\

Definition of sphenodon

  1. :  tuatara

sphenodont

play \-ˌdänt\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of sphenodon

New Latin, genus name, from Greek sphēn wedge + odōn, odous tooth — more at tooth


First Known Use: 1878


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