bunodont


Also found in: Dictionary, Encyclopedia.
Related to bunodont: selenodont, selenodont teeth, lophodont teeth, bunodont teeth

bu·no·dont

(bū'nō-dont),
Having molar teeth with rounded or low conic cusps, in contrast to lophodont.
[G. bounos, mound, + odous (odont-), tooth]

bu·no·dont

(bū'nō-dont)
A tooth having low, rounded cusps.
[G. bounos, mound, + odous (odont-), tooth]

bu·no·dont

(bū'nō-dont)
Having molar teeth with rounded or low conic cusps, in contrast to lophodont.
[G. bounos, mound, + odous (odont-), tooth]

bunodont

having cheek teeth with low, rounded cusps on the occlusal surface of the crown, as in mammals with mixed diet, such as swine and humans.
References in periodicals archive ?
4 (entelodondds): Ms bunodont, quadrate, with tritubercular distal lobes, uninterrupted TVs, but paraconules unreduced (OW origin).
Collared peccaries have strong jaws and bunodont teeth, which enable them to crack and crush hard seeds (Herring, 1985; Bodmer, 1989).