thecodont

adjective
the·co·dont | \ˈthē-kə-ˌdänt \

Definition of thecodont 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: having the teeth inserted in sockets

thecodont

noun

Definition of thecodont (Entry 2 of 2)

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

First Known Use of thecodont

Adjective

1840, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1840, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for thecodont

Adjective

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

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