Di*cyn"o*dont (?), n. [Gr. = twice + dog + , , tooth.] Paleon.

One of a group of extinct reptiles having the jaws armed with a horny beak, as in turtles, and in the genus Dicynodon, supporting also a pair of powerful tusks. Their remains are found in triassic strata of South Africa and India.


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