They had biconcave vertebrae, ambulatory limbs, and a well-developed pelvis and shoulder girdle. Some of the species had large maxillary teeth. The head somewhat resembled that of a turtle. The Dicynodont is one of the best-known examples. See Dicynodont.
Origin: NL, fr. Gr. (dim. Of a beast) +, a tooth.
(01 Mar 1998)
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