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ceratodus

[suh-rat-uh-duh s, ser-uh-toh-duh s] /səˈræt ə dəs, ˌsɛr əˈtoʊ dəs/
noun, plural ceratoduses.
1.
a lungfish of either of two genera, Ceratodus or Neoceratodus, having hornlike ridges on the teeth.
Compare barramunda.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; < Neo-Latin, equivalent to cerat- cerat- + -odus < Greek odoús tooth
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ceratodus

/sɪˈrætədəs; ˌsɛrəˈtəʊdəs/
noun (pl) -duses
1.
any of various extinct lungfish constituting the genus Ceratodus, common in Cretaceous and Triassic times Compare barramunda
Word Origin
C19: New Latin, from cerato- + Greek odous tooth
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