thecodont

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adjective

the·​co·​dont ˈthē-kə-ˌdänt How to pronounce thecodont (audio)
: having the teeth inserted in sockets

thecodont

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noun

: any of an order (Thecodontia) of Triassic diapsid thecodont reptiles that were presumably on the common ancestral line of the dinosaurs, birds, and crocodiles

Word History

Etymology

Adjective

International Scientific Vocabulary thec- (from New Latin theca) + -odont

First Known Use

Adjective

1840, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1840, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of thecodont was in 1840

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Cite this Entry

“Thecodont.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thecodont. Accessed 28 Jan. 2023.

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