acrodont


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ac·ro·dont

(ak'rō-dont),
Tooth attachment in some lower vertebrates (mainly fish) in which the teeth rest on the edge of the jaw bone rather than in sockets or alveoli.
[acro- + G. odous, tooth]

acrodont

(ăk′rə-dŏnt′)
adj.
Having teeth attached to the edge of the jawbone without sockets.

ac′ro·dont′ n.

ac·ro·dont

(ak'rō-dont)
Tooth attachment in some lower vertebrates in which the teeth rest on the edge of the jaw bone.
[acro- + G. odous, tooth]