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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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bunodont

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Applied to teeth in which the cusps are rounded.

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bunolophodont

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

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diprotodont

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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

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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

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Applied to the region around the mouth.

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pleurodont

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Applied to the condition in which the teeth are attached by one side to the inner surface of the bones of the jaw. Compare acrodont; thecodont.

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polyprotodont

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In Marsupialia, applied to the condition in which there are three or more pairs of incisors in each jaw.

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