Conodont Co"no*dont (k[=o]"n[-o]*d[o^]nt), n. [Gr. kw^nos cone + 'odoy`s, 'odo`ntos, tooth.] (Zo["o]l.) A peculiar toothlike fossil of many forms, found especially in carboniferous rocks. Such fossils are supposed by some to be the teeth of marsipobranch fishes, but they are probably the jaws of annelids. [1913 Webster]

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  • conodont — [ kəʊnədɒnt] noun Palaeontology an extinct marine creature with a long worm like body and numerous small teeth, now believed to be the earliest vertebrate. ↘(also conodont element) a tooth of a conodont, often found as a fossil. Origin C19: from… …   English new terms dictionary

  • conodont — noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary con (from Greek kōnos cone) + odont Date: 1859 a Paleozoic toothlike fossil that is probably the remains of an extinct eellike marine animal that may be an invertebrate or primitive vertebrate;… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • conodont — the problematical small tooth like fossil of the Cambrian, Silurian and Devonian periods which could well be a tooth of Cyclostomata …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • conodont — noun a) Any of several extinct fishlike chordates that had conelike teeth b) A microfossil tooth of such an animal …   Wiktionary

  • conodont — co·no·dont …   English syllables

  • conodont — co•no•dont [[t]ˈkoʊ nəˌdɒnt, ˈkɒn ə [/t]] n. pal a toothlike Paleozoic and early Mesozoic microfossil, representing the remains of small eellike marine animals of the order Conodonta • Etymology: 1855–60; < G Conodonten (pl.) < Gk kôn(os)… …   From formal English to slang

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