brachydont

adjective
brachy·​dont | \ ˈbrak-i-ˌdänt How to pronounce brachydont (audio) \
variants: also brachyodont \ ˈbrak-​ē-​ō-​ˌdänt How to pronounce brachydont (audio) \

Medical Definition of brachydont

1 of teeth : having short crowns, well-developed roots, and only narrow canals in the roots (as in humans) — compare hypsodont
2 : having brachydont teeth

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“Brachydont.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/brachydont. Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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