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conodont


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Conodont  \Co"no*dont\,  n.  [Gr.  ?  cone  +  ?,  ?,  tooth.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  peculiar  toothlike  fossil  of  many  forms,  found  especially 
  in  carboniferous  rocks.  Such  fossils  are  supposed  by  some  to 
  be  the  teeth  of  marsipobranch  fishes,  but  they  are  probably 
  the  jaws  of  annelids. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  conodont 
  n  1:  tiny  fossil  cone-shaped  tooth  of  the  most  primitive 
  vertebrate:  the  conodont 
  2:  small  (2  in)  extinct  eellike  fish  with  a  finned  tail  and  a 
  notochord  and  having  cone-shaped  teeth  containing  cellular 
  bone;  late  Cambrian  to  late  Triassic;  possible  predecessor 
  of  the  cyclostomes 




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