syncranterian

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /sɪŋkrænˈtiriən/

Etymology[edit]

From syn- + Ancient Greek κραντήρες ‎(krantḗres, wisdom teeth) + -ian

Adjective[edit]

syncranterian ‎(comparative more syncranterian, superlative most syncranterian)

  1. (herpetology) Having teeth in one continuous row.
    • 1860, Edward Drinker Cope, “Notes and descriptions of new and little known species of American Reptiles”, in Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, volume 12, page 342:
      The three Tropidonotes here described possess the true syncranterian type of dentition.
    • 1987, Beat Schätti, “The Phylogenetic Significance of Morphological Characters in the Holarctic Racers of the Genus Coluber”, in Amphibia-Reptilia[1], volume 8, number 4:
      The type species, C. constrictor, definitely has syncranterian dentition.

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