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selenodont

Saltos de línea: sel¦eno|dont
Pronunciación: /sɪˈliːnə(ʊ)dɒnt
 
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Definición de selenodont en inglés:

adjetivo

Zoology
1(Of molar teeth) having crescent-shaped ridges on the grinding surfaces, characteristic of ruminant mammals.
Example sentences
  • Correlated with this diet is the evolution of selenodont molar teeth - teeth with crescent-shaped ridges - for more efficient grinding of plants, as seen in this picture of Eocene artiodactyl teeth.
  • In selenodont molars, the enamel ridges form characteristic crescent shapes.
  • The molars of macropodids are hypsodont, quadritubercular, and either selenodont or lophodont or a combination of the two forms.
1.1(Of a ruminant mammal) having selenodont teeth.

Origen

late 19th century: from seleno- 'moon-shaped' + Greek odous, odont- 'tooth'.

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