One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Palaeontology designating a complex form of toothed hinge found in shells of bivalve molluscs (rare).
2Entomology designating the largest form of the mandibles occurring in certain beetles, especially male stag beetles (family Lucanidae), or a beetle bearing such mandibles; contrasted with mesodont and "priodont"; compare earlier "telodont".
Late 19th century; earliest use found in William Healey Dall (1845–1927), natural historian, paleontologist, and malacologist.
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