triconodon

noun
tri·​con·​odon | \ trīˈkänəˌdän \

Definition of triconodon

1 capitalized : a genus of small generalized Jurassic mammals that have teeth with three simple cones and are associated with Marsupialia or Multituberculata or more usually placed with a few related forms in the order Triconodonta
2 plural -s : any mammal or fossil of the genus Triconodon

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Other Words from triconodon

triconodontine \ ¦⸗ˌ⸗⸗¦dän‧ˌtīn , -​n‧ˌtēn , -​ntᵊn \ noun, plural -s

History and Etymology for triconodon

New Latin, from tri- + con- + -odon

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“Triconodon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/triconodon. Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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