Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having teeth in rows separated by an interval: applied to the dentition of serpents in which the posterior teeth are separated by a considerable interval from the anterior: opposed to syncranterian. Also dicranterian.
- Having a tooth in the hinder portion of the jaw longer than the other teeth. This type of dentition is found in some snakes, the common hog-nosed viper, Heterodon, being a good example: opposed to isodont.
- n. A snake having a tooth in the hinder part of the jaw longer than the other teeth.
- dia- + Ancient Greek κραντήρες (krantēres, "wisdom teeth") + -ian (Wiktionary)
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