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thecodont

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adjective the·co·dont \ˈthē-kə-ˌdänt\

Definition of thecodont

  1. :  having the teeth inserted in sockets

Origin and Etymology of thecodont

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


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thecodont

noun the·co·dont

Definition of thecodont

  1. :  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

1840


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