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Meaning of CONODONT

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  small (2 in) extinct eellike fish with a finned tail and a notochord and having cone-shaped teeth containing cellular bone; late Cambrian to late Triassic; possible predecessor of the cyclostomes
  2. [n]  tiny fossil cone-shaped tooth of the most primitive vertebrate: the conodont

CONODONT is a 8 letter word that starts with C.


 See Also: agnathan, Conodonta, Conodontophorida, jawless fish, jawless vertebrate, order Conodonta, order Conodontophorida, tooth



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Co"no*dont\, n. [Gr. ? cone + ?, ?, 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.