Hybodont
Hybodont Hyb"o*dont, a. [Gr. ? hump + ?, ?, a tooth.] (Paleon.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, an extinct genus of sharks ({Hybodus}), especially in the form of the teeth, which consist of a principal median cone with smaller lateral ones. [1913 Webster]

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  • hybodont — I. ˈhibəˌdänt adjective Etymology: New Latin Hybodont , Hybodus : of or relating to the genus Hybodus or family Hybodontidae II. noun ( s) Etymology: New Latin Hybodont , Hybodus …   Useful english dictionary

  • hybodont — a form of early (Devonian to Mesozoic) shark tooth, characteristically elongate, low in profile, with sinuous ridges and pierced by numerous nutrient canals. Named for the genus, Hybodus. See also cladodont, diplodont and symmorid …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • hybodont — hyb·o·dont …   English syllables

  • fish — fishless, adj. /fish/, n., pl. (esp. collectively) fish, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) fishes, v. n. 1. any of various cold blooded, aquatic vertebrates, having gills, commonly fins, and typically an elongated body covered with …   Universalium

  • Fish — /fish/, n. Hamilton, 1808 93, U.S. statesman: secretary of state 1869 77. * * * I Any of more than 24,000 species of cold blooded vertebrates found worldwide in fresh and salt water. Living species range from the primitive lampreys and hagfishes… …   Universalium

  • Hybodus — Hyb o*dus, n. [NL. See {Hybodont}.] (Paleon.) An extinct genus of sharks having conical, compressed teeth. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • cladodont — a form of early shark tooth, characteristically with a large central cusp, a broad base and smaller lateral cusps, found in sharks such as Cladodus from the Upper Devonian. See also diplodont, hybodont and symmorid …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • diplodont — an early form of shark tooth, found in xenacanths for example, characteristically having two prongs or cusps. See also cladodont, hybodont and symmorid …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • symmorid — a form of early shark tooth, similar to cladodont teeth with a main central cusp and smaller lateral cusps, but appearing later in the fossil record (late Devonian). See also diplodont, cladodont and hybodont …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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