One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Of the shell of a bivalve mollusc: having the hinge formed by a long series of similar teeth and sockets, typified (in some classification schemes) by the order Taxodonta, which contains the ark shells.
A mollusc with a taxodont shell hinge; specifically a mollusc of the order Taxodonta. Now rare.
Late 19th century. From ancient Greek τάξις arrangement, order + -odont, after scientific Latin Taxodonta, order name.
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