Definition of prionodont in English:

prionodont

adjective

  • Zoology. In the shell of a bivalve: designating a type of hinge in which a series of teeth on one valve are inserted into a corresponding series of sockets in the other.

noun

  • A prionodont bivalve.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in William Healey Dall (1845–1927), natural historian, paleontologist, and malacologist. From ancient Greek πριον-, πρίων a saw + -odont.

Pronunciation

prionodont

/prʌɪˈɒnə(ʊ)dɒnt/