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Ancient Greek θήκη (thḗkē, case, chest) +‎ -odont.


thecodont (not comparable)

  1. (anatomy) Having the teeth inserted in sockets in the alveoli of the jaws.


thecodont (plural thecodonts)

  1. (paleontology, archaic) Any of the Thecodontia (a former group of archosaurs).

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for thecodont in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)