Definition of machairodont in US English:

machairodont

(also machaerodont)

adjective

  • Having long sabre-shaped upper canine teeth; sabre-toothed. Also: of or relating to the subfamily Machairodontinae, comprising fossil felids having such teeth.

noun

  • A machairodont felid.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Encyclopaedia Britannica. From scientific Latin machairodont-.

Pronunciation

machairodont

/məˈkʌɪrədɒnt/