Rhachiodont

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Rhachiodont (Zoöl) Having gular teeth formed by a peculiar modification of the inferior spines of some of the vertebræ, as certain South African snakes (Dasypeltis) which swallow birds' eggs and use these gular teeth to crush them.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. "ra`chis -ios, the spine + , , a tooth