One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An animal, especially a reptile, whose teeth lack sockets and are permanently attached to the summit of the alveolar ridge of the jaw.
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.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in The Penny Cyclopaedia. From scientific Latin acrodontes, plural from acro- + ancient Greek -οδόντ-, -όδους.
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