acrodont

acrodont

[ak-ruh-dont]
adjective Zoology.
having rootless teeth fastened to the alveolar ridge of the jaws.

Origin:
1840–50; acr- + -odont

acrodontism, noun
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acrodont (ˈækrəˌdɒnt)
 
adj
1.  See also pleurodont (of the teeth of some reptiles) having no roots and being fused at the base to the margin of the jawbones
2.  having acrodont teeth
 
[C19: from acro- + -odont]

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acrodont ac·ro·dont (āk'rə-dŏnt')
adj.
Having teeth attached to the edge of the jawbone without sockets.

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