Squalodon Squa"lo*don (skw[=a]"l[-o]*d[o^]n), n. [NL. Squalus a genus of sharks + Gr. 'odoy`s, 'odo`ntos, a tooth.] (Paleon.) A genus of fossil whales belonging to the Phocodontia; -- so called because their teeth are serrated, like a shark's. [1913 Webster]

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