acrodont

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Adjective[edit]

acrodont (not comparable)

  1. having teeth immovably united to the top of the alveolar ridge
    • 1871, St. George Mivart, On the Genesis of Species[1]:
      Pleurodont lizards are such as have the teeth attached by their sides {148} to the inner surface of the jaw, in contradistinction to acrodont lizards, which have the bases of their teeth anchylosed to the summit of the margin of the jaw.
    • 2001 March 9, Prum, Richard O.; et al., “Longisquama Fossil and Feather Morphology”, in Science[2], volume 291, number 5510, DOI:10.1126/science.291.5510.1899c, ISSN 0036-8075, pages 1899-1902:
      The known skeletal remains of Longisquama lack any other diagnostic archosaurian characters [the furcula mentioned by Jones et al. consists of paired clavicles, as Sharov originally noted], but they exhibit two features, acrodont teeth and an interclavicle ( 3 ), that are typical of lepidosaurs.

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Noun[edit]

acrodont (plural acrodonts)

  1. One of a group of lizards having the teeth immovably united to the top of the alveolar ridge

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