Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In zoology: Resembling an incisor tooth; incisorial: as, “lower canines incisiform,”
  • More particularly, having the form or character of the incisor teeth of a rodent; gliriform, as teeth. See incisor.

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Examples

  • Incisivosaurus – closely related to, and possibly congeneric with, Protarchaeopteryx – has a reduced compliment of teeth, all of which are restricted to the anterior parts of the jaws, and two enlarged, bunny-like incisiform teeth project from each premaxilla (image at top: widely available on the web).

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  • Earlier I mentioned the bunny-like teeth of Incisivosaurus, and because its incisiform teeth do exhibit wear facets, they were almost certainly used in feeding.

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