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
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- adjective dentistry Describing
teeththat have large crowns(characteristic of herbivores)
- noun Any
organismwhose teeth have large crowns.
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