Rhachiodont
Rhachiodont Rha"chi*o*dont, a. [Gr. "ra`chis, -ios, the spine + ???, ???, a tooth.] (Zo["o]l.) Having gular teeth formed by a peculiar modification of the inferior spines of some of the vertebr[ae], as certain South African snakes ({Dasypeltis}) which swallow birds' eggs and use these gular teeth to crush them. [1913 Webster]

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  • Rachiodont — Ra chi*o*dont (r[=a] k[i^]*[ o]*d[o^]nt), a. (Zo[ o]l.) Same as {Rhachiodont}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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