Definition of acrodont in English:

acrodont

noun

Zoology
  • An animal, especially a reptile, whose teeth lack sockets and are permanently attached to the summit of the alveolar ridge of the jaw.

adjective

Zoology
  • Designating teeth which are permanently attached to the summit of the alveolar ridge of the jaw, as in many squamate reptiles and some teleost fish; of, relating to, or characterized by such teeth.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in The Penny Cyclopaedia. From scientific Latin acrodontes, plural from acro- + ancient Greek -οδόντ-, -όδους.

Pronunciation:

acrodont

/ˈakrədɒnt/