Definition of Cynodont

1. Noun. Small carnivorous reptiles.

Generic synonyms: Protomammal, Therapsid
Group relationships: Cynodontia, Division Cynodontia



Definition of Cynodont

1. Noun. (zoology) Any of several small carnivorous reptiles closely related to the mammals ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Cynodont

1. 1. A canine tooth. 2. A tooth having one cusp or point. Origin: G. Kyon, dog, + odous (odont-), tooth (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cynodont

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cynipid gall wasp
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cynodont (current term)
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Literary usage of Cynodont

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1. Organic Evolution: A Text Book by Richard Swann Lull (1917)
"These cynodont reptiles Williston would include under the order Therapsida according to his definition, although the former name is not specifically ..."

2. The Origin and Evolution of the Human Dentition by William King Gregory (1922)
"This argument is by no means conclusive, because the reptilian dentary consists also of only a single piece; and the cynodont dentary ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"It will be interesting to learn just how varied the therapsids from Coalsack Bluff may be, and how many of them may be of cynodont relationships. ..."

4. Vertebrate Zoölogy by Horatio Hackett Newman (1920)
"These and many minor features of the skull and limb skel- Fia. 173.—Skull of cynodont reptile, etons were modified in & mam- ..."

5. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences by New York Academy of Sciences (1915)
"... but not closely related to the marsupials, and represents an archaic specialization with many primitive characters Inherited from the cynodont reptiles. ..."

6. Geological Magazine by Henry Woodward (1906)
"these beds there is a very rich fauna, of which the most characteristic forms are the extremely mammal-like cynodont reptiles, ..."

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