acrodont


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ac·ro·dont

 (ăk′rə-dŏnt′)
adj.
Having teeth attached to the edge of the jawbone without sockets.


ac′ro·dont′ n.
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acrodont

(ˈækrəˌdɒnt)
adj
1. (Zoology) (of the teeth of some reptiles) having no roots and being fused at the base to the margin of the jawbones. See also pleurodont1
2. (Zoology) having acrodont teeth
[C19: from acro- + -odont]
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Noun1.acrodont - an animal having teeth consolidated with the summit of the alveolar ridge without socketsacrodont - an animal having teeth consolidated with the summit of the alveolar ridge without sockets
animal, animate being, beast, creature, fauna, brute - a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
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Recently, Apesteguia (2012) has suggested the presence of an eilenodontine sphenodontian in Lano on the basis of a fragmentary maxilla or dentary with acrodont dentition.