Medical Dictionary

hypsodont

adjective hyp·so·dont \ ˈhip-sə-ˌdänt \

medical Definition of hypsodont

1 of teeth : having high or deep crowns and short roots (as the molar teeth of a horse) — compare brachydont
2 : having or characterized by hypsodont teeth

hypsodonty

play \\ noun plural hypsodonties

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