thecodont

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n thecodont presumably in the common ancestral line to dinosaurs and crocodiles and birds
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Thecodont (Anat) Having the teeth inserted in sockets in the alveoli of the jaws.
    • Thecodont (Paleon) Of or pertaining to the thecodonts.
    • n Thecodont (Paleon) One of the Thecodontia.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • thecodont Having the teeth lodged in alveoli: said of certain Lacertilia, as distinguished from those whose dentition is acrodont or pleurodont.
    • n thecodont A thecodont lizard.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. a case + , , a tooth

Usage

In literature:

A genus of Thecodont Reptiles.
"The Ancient Life History of the Earth" by Henry Alleyne Nicholson
Saurians of lias, 278. thecodont, 306.
"A Manual of Elementary Geology" by Charles Lyell
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