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acrodont

[ak-ruh-dont] /ˈæk rəˌdɒnt/
adjective, Zoology
1.
having rootless teeth fastened to the alveolar ridge of the jaws.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; acr- + -odont
Related forms
acrodontism, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for acrodontism

acrodont

/ˈækrəˌdɒnt/
adjective
1.
(of the teeth of some reptiles) having no roots and being fused at the base to the margin of the jawbones See also pleurodont (sense 1)
2.
having acrodont teeth
Word Origin
C19: from acro- + -odont
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acrodontism in Medicine

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

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