Thecodont
Thecodont The"co*dont, a. [Gr. ? a case + ?, ?, a tooth.] 1. (Anat.) Having the teeth inserted in sockets in the alveoli of the jaws. [1913 Webster]

2. (Paleon.) Of or pertaining to the thecodonts. [1913 Webster]


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  • Thecodont — ( socket toothed reptile), now considered an obsolete term, was formerly used to describe a diverse range of early archosaurs that first appeared in the Latest Permian and flourished until the end of the Triassic period. The group includes the… …   Wikipedia

  • Thecodont — The co*dont, n. (Paleon.) One of the Thecodontia. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • thecodont — [thē′kə dänt΄] n. any of an order (Thecodontia) of reptiles of the Permian and Triassic periods, believed to be ancestors of the dinosaurs and crocodilians …   English World dictionary

  • thecodont — I. adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary thec (from New Latin theca) + odont Date: 1840 having the teeth inserted in sockets II. noun Date: 1840 any of an order (Thecodontia) of Triassic diapsid thecodont reptiles that were… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • thecodont — noun presumably in the common ancestral line to dinosaurs and crocodiles and birds • Syn: ↑thecodont reptile • Hypernyms: ↑archosaur, ↑archosaurian, ↑archosaurian reptile • Member Holonyms: ↑Thecodontia, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • thecodont — /thee keuh dont /, n. 1. any of various reptiles of the extinct order Thecodontia, occurring in the late Permian to late Triassic periods and characterized by teeth set in sockets. adj. 2. having the teeth set in sockets. 3. belonging to or… …   Universalium

  • thecodont — Having the teeth inserted in alveoli. [G. theke, box, + odous (odont ), tooth] * * * the·co·dont (theґko dont) [theca + Gr. odous tooth] having the teeth inserted in sockets or alveoli …   Medical dictionary

  • thecodont — [ θi:kə(ʊ)dɒnt] noun Palaeontology a Triassic fossil reptile of a group ancestral to dinosaurs and other archosaurs. Origin C19: from mod. L. Thecodontia, from Gk thēkē case + odous, odont tooth (because the teeth were fixed in sockets in the… …   English new terms dictionary

  • thecodont — the·co·dont …   English syllables

  • thecodont reptile — noun presumably in the common ancestral line to dinosaurs and crocodiles and birds • Syn: ↑thecodont • Hypernyms: ↑archosaur, ↑archosaurian, ↑archosaurian reptile • Member Holonyms: ↑Thecodontia, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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