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Theriodontia

plural noun The·ri·odon·tia \ˌthirēəˈdänch(ē)ə\

Definition of Theriodontia

  1. :  a group of extinct reptiles usually considered a suborder of Therapsida but sometimes classified as a separate order that are characterized by teeth which are differentiated into incisors, prominent canines, and molars with numerous cusps and that are known mostly from skulls found in the Permian and Triassic formations of southern Africa

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Origin and Etymology of theriodontia

New Latin, from Greek thēri- therio- + New Latin -odontia


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Theriodontia

The·ri·odon·tia \"\
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Theriodonta

\ˌthirēəˈdäntə\

Definition of Theriodontia

  1. taxonomic synonym of pelycosauria

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Origin and Etymology of theriodontia

New Latin, from Greek thēri- therio- + New Latin -odontia or -odonta


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