acrodonts

acrodonts
n. organism which has rootless teeth which are attached to the ridge of the jaw-bones (Zoology)

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Acrodont — Ac ro*dont, n. [Gr. a kros summit + odoy s, odo ntos, a tooth.] (Zo[ o]l.) One of a group of lizards having the teeth immovably united to the top of the alveolar ridge. a. Of or pertaining to the acrodonts. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ac|ro|dont — «AK ruh dont», adjective, noun. –adj. 1. attached by the base to the edge of the jawbone, without sockets: »acrodont teeth. 2. having teeth so attached. –n. an acrodont animal. Some lizards are acrodonts. ╂[< Greek ákros tip + odoús, odóntos… …   Useful english dictionary

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