Definition of octodont in English:

octodont

adjective

Zoology
  • Of or relating to the genus Octodon or the family Octodontidae, containing the degus and related rodents.

noun

Zoology
  • An octodont rodent; a degu.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in The Century Dictionary. From octo- + -odont, after Octodon.

Pronunciation

octodont

/ˈɒktədɒnt/