O`don*tol"cae (?), n. pl. [NL., from Gr. , , a tooth + a furrow.] Paleon.

An extinct order of ostrichlike aquatic birds having teeth, which are set in a groove in the jaw. It includes Hesperornis, and allied genera. See Hesperornis.

[Written also Odontholcae, and Odontoholcae.]

 

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