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acrodont

Overview page. Subjects: Dentistry — Zoology and Animal Sciences.

Having tooth attachment in which the teeth are fused (ankylosed) to the jaw bone, rather than being located in sockets within the bone. It is common in reptiles and fish.

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Bate, Charles Spence

Yolanda Foote.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Dentistry; Medical Dentistry; Zoology and Animal Sciences. 1089 words.

Bate, Charles Spence (1819–1889), dental surgeon and zoologist, was born on 16 March 1819 at Trenick House, in the parish of St Clement near Truro, Cornwall, the eldest son of Charles Bate...

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Bell, Thomas

R. J. Cleevely.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Dentistry; Medical Dentistry; Zoology and Animal Sciences. 1326 words.

Bell, Thomas (1792–1880), dental surgeon and zoologist, was born at Poole, Dorset, on 11 October 1792, the only son of the surgeon Thomas Bell and his wife, Susan Gosse (d. 1829), formerly...

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bunodont

Overview page. Subjects: Dentistry — Zoology and Animal Sciences.

Applied to teeth in which the cusps are rounded.

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bunolophodont

Overview page. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences — Dentistry.

Applied to teeth in which the cusps are rounded and are linked by ridges (lophs).

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diprotodont

Overview page. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences — Dentistry.

In Marsupialia, applied to the condition in which the first incisor teeth are enlarged.

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glenoid fossa

Overview page. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences — Dentistry.

The smooth depression on the ventral side of the skull into which the condyle of the jaw bone fits.

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hypsodont

Overview page. Subjects: Dentistry — Zoology and Animal Sciences.

Describing teeth with high crowns. It is a characteristic of the teeth of cows and deer which allows for wear and tear during function. Compare brachydont.

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loph

Overview page. Subjects: Dentistry — Zoology and Animal Sciences.

An enamel ridge connecting cusps on the surface of a molar tooth.

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perioral

Overview page. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences — Dentistry.

Applied to the region around the mouth.

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