sphenodon

noun
sphen·​odon | \ ˈsfē-nə-ˌdän How to pronounce sphenodon (audio) , ˈsfe- \

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sphenodont \ ˈsfē-​nə-​ˌdänt How to pronounce sphenodon (audio) , ˈsfe-​ \ adjective

First Known Use of sphenodon

1878, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sphenodon

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

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“Sphenodon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sphenodon. Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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