brachyodont


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brach·y·o·dont

(brak'ē-ō-dont),
Having abnormally short teeth.
[brachy- + G. odous, tooth]

brach·y·o·dont

(brak'ē-ō-dont)
A tooth in which the root length exceeds that of the crown.
[brachy- + G. odous, tooth]

brach·y·o·dont

(brak'ē-ō-dont)
Having abnormally short teeth.
[brachy- + G. odous, tooth]
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Such behavior might be expected to result in heavier wear of cheekteeth on the favored side, although the preferred browsing habits indicated by the brachyodont dentition of porcupines would not be expected to rapidly wear teeth.
The tooth is brachyodont. There is a trace of a low longitudinal connection between the anterior and posterior cusp pair and a labial cingulum with a small c1.
The palaeoenvironment on the slopes of the volcano was evidently forested with some open patches as shown by the fossil land snails (Pickford, 2004), and the domination of brachyodont and bunodont dentitions among the mammals.
Moderate-sized genus having brachyodont cheek teeth with rugose enamel sculpture.
The sample differs from Giraffinae in having less developed external folds (de Bonis et al., 1997; Solounias, characteristics: brachyodont jugal teeth with rugose enamel, weak styles/stylids and entostyles/ectostylids, and weak median ribs.