Pycnodont Pyc"no*dont, n. [Gr. ? thick, crowded + ?, ?, a tooth.] (Paleon.) Any fossil fish belonging to the Pycnodontini. They have numerous round, flat teeth, adapted for crushing. [1913 Webster]

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  • pycnodont — I. ˈpiknəˌdänt adjective Etymology: New Latin Pycnodontidae : of or relating to the Pycnodontidae II. noun ( s) : a fish or fossil of the family Pycnodontidae …   Useful english dictionary

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  • pycnodonti — ˌpiknəˈdän.ˌtī noun plural Usage: capitalized Etymology: New Latin, from Pycnodont , Pycnodus in some classifications : an order or other group coextensive with the family Pycnodontidae …   Useful english dictionary

  • pycnodontidae — äntəˌdē noun plural Usage: capitalized Etymology: New Latin, from Pycnodont , Pycnodus, type genus (from pycn + odont , odus) + idae : a large family that is segregated in the order Pycnodonti or now more usually included in Cycloganoidei and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • pycnodontoid — I. | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷|dän.ˌtȯid adjective Etymology: New Latin Pycnodont , Pycnodus + English oid : resembling or related to the family Pycnodontidae II. noun ( s) : a pycnodontoid fish or fossil …   Useful english dictionary

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