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from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having lengthened crowns and short roots, the neck remaining long below the alveolar border of the socket: applied to such teeth as the molars of Bovidæ, in distinction from the brachyodont dentition of Cervidæ. See brachyodont.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective dentistry Describing teeth that have large crowns (characteristic of herbivores)
  • noun Any organism whose teeth have large crowns.

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