Definition of Thecodont. Meaning of Thecodont. Synonyms of Thecodont

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Definition of Thecodont

Thecodont
Thecodont The"co*dont, a. [Gr. ? a case + ?, ?, a tooth.] 1. (Anat.) Having the teeth inserted in sockets in the alveoli of the jaws. 2. (Paleon.) Of or pertaining to the thecodonts.
Thecodont
Thecodont The"co*dont, n. (Paleon.) One of the Thecodontia.

Meaning of Thecodont from wikipedia

- descendants. The term thecodont is still used as an anatomical description of the tooth morphology seen in these species and others. Thecodonts are characterized...
- Thecodont dentition is a morphological arrangement in which the base of the tooth is completely enclosed in a deep socket of bone, as seen in crocodilians...
- abandoned in favor of the idea of them being descendants of generalized thecodonts, with the key piece of evidence being the supposed lack of clavicles in...
- torn loose during feeding. This feature is responsible for the name "thecodont" (meaning "socket teeth"), which early paleontologists applied to many...
- that bird ancestors would instead be found among the more primitive "thecodont" grade of reptiles. Heilmann's extremely thorough approach ensured that...
- (turtles), Squamata (lizards and snakes), Rhynchocephalia, Crocodilia, "thecodonts" (paraphyletic basal Archosauria), non-avian dinosaurs, pterosaurs, ichthyosaurs...
- animals in which the teeth are set in sockets in the jawbones is termed thecodont. The evolutionary origin of the vertebrate dentition remains contentious...
- typically held in place by connective ligaments. This contrasts with thecodont implantation, in which the teeth are set in sockets and surrounded by...
- their dermal girdle, a reduction and/or loss of the sternum, and a more thecodont dentition. Living lepidosauromorphs have retained an ectothermic ("cold...
- (turtles), Squamata (lizards and snakes), Rhynchocephalia, Crocodilia, "thecodonts" (paraphyletic basal Archosauria), non-avian dinosaurs, pterosaurs, ichthyosaurs...