Definition of pachyodont in English:

pachyodont

adjective

Zoology
  • Having thick or massive teeth; specifically of, relating to, or designating (the dentition of) a bivalve mollusc characterized by one to three heavy, blunt teeth in the hinge of the shell, as typical of the extinct rudists (sometimes classified in an order Pachyodonta).

noun

Zoology
  • A pachyodont bivalve mollusc. rare.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in The Century Dictionary. From pachy- + -odont.

Pronunciation

pachyodont

/ˈpakɪə(ʊ)ˌdɒnt/