Acrodont
Acrodont Ac"ro*dont, n. [Gr. 'a`kros summit + 'odoy`s, 'odo`ntos, a tooth.] (Zo["o]l.) One of a group of lizards having the teeth immovably united to the top of the alveolar ridge. -- a. Of or pertaining to the acrodonts. [1913 Webster]

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  • Acrodont — is a formation of the teeth whereby the teeth are consolidated with the summit of the alveolar ridge of the jaw without sockets. [Plough, F. H. et al. (2002) Vertebrate Life , 6th Ed. Prentice Hall Inc., Upper Saddle River, NJ. ISBN 0130412481]… …   Wikipedia

  • acrodont — ACRODÓNT, Ă adj. (despre reptile) cu dinţii sudaţi pe marginea superioară a maxilarelor. (< fr. acrodonte) Trimis de raduborza, 15.09.2007. Sursa: MDN …   Dicționar Român

  • acrodont — type of tooth ankylosed to the jaw along the midline of the jawbone, rather than to the inner edge, the condition in most fishes. Attachment is by connective collagenous tissue with impregnated calcium salts and, in maxillary and mandibular teeth …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • acrodont — acrodontism, n. /ak reuh dont /, adj. Zool. having rootless teeth fastened to the alveolar ridge of the jaws. [1840 50; ACR + ODONT] * * * …   Universalium

  • acrodont — 1. adjective having teeth immovably united to the top of the alveolar ridge 2. noun One of a group of lizards having the teeth immovably united to the top of the alveolar ridge …   Wiktionary

  • acrodont — Tooth attachment in some lower vertebrates (mainly fish) in which the teeth rest on the edge of the jaw bone rather than in sockets or alveoli. [acro + G. odous, tooth] …   Medical dictionary

  • acrodont — n. organism which has rootless teeth which are attached to the ridge of the jaw bones (Zoology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • acrodont — ac·ro·dont …   English syllables

  • acrodont — /ˈækrədɒnt/ (say akruhdont) adjective 1. with rootless teeth fastened to the alveolar ridge of the jaws. 2. with sharp tips on the crowns of the cheek teeth. {acr(o) + odont} …   Australian English dictionary

  • acrodont —   a. (of a tooth) fused with the jaw; having such teeth …   Dictionary of difficult words

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