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cynodonts

cynodonts is a plural form of cynodont

cynodont

Definition:

a small carnivorous reptiles

Class:

animal noun (animals and microorganisms)

Plural:

cynodonts

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

cyno- + dont, from Ancient Greek ὀδόντος (odontos), genitive singular of ὀδούς...
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Cynodont | cynodonts | Cynodontia

therapsids that first appeared in the Late Permian. The group includes modern mammals as well as their extinct ancestors and close relatives. Nonmammalian cynodonts spread throughout southern Gondwana and are represented by fossils from South America, ... (36 of 883 words, 8 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Cynodont

Collins Dictionary:

cynodont

a carnivorous mammal-like reptile of the late Permian and Triassic periods, whose specialized teeth were well developed (17 of 243 words, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/cynodont

Britannica Encyclopedia:

cynodont [fossil reptile suborder]

mammal-like reptiles of the order Therapsida that existed from the Late Permian to the Early Jurassic Epoch. Cynodont fossils have been found in ... (23 of 218 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/148447​/cynodont

Oxford Dictionary:

cynodont

a fossil carnivorous mammal-like reptile of the late Permian and Triassic periods, with well-developed specialized teeth.; Suborder Cynodontia, order ... (19 of 51 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/cynodont

Wiktionary:

cynodont [zoology] | cynodonts [plural]

Any of several small carnivorous reptiles closely related to the mammals (11 of 13 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/cynodont

American Heritage Dictionary:

therapsid

Any of various reptiles of the order Therapsida of the Permian and Triassic periods, many of which are considered to be direct ancestors of mammals. (25 of 63 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/therapsid

Merriam-Webster:

therapsid

any of an order (Therapsida) of Permian and Triassic synapsid reptiles considered ancestors of the mammals (16 of 48 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/therapsid

Random House Dictionary:

therapsid

any of various groups of mammallike reptiles of the extinct order ... | of or pertaining to the Therapsida. (18 of 44 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/therapsid

Encarta Dictionary:

therapsid [Therapsida] | therapsids [plural]

an extinct reptile of an order that lived during the Permian and Triassic periods. Many therapsids are thought to be ancestors of the ... (23 of 51 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861719576​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Wiktionary:

cynodont [zoology] | cynodonts [plural]

Origin: cyno- + dont, from Ancient Greek ὀδόντος (odontos), genitive singular of ὀδούς (odous)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/cynodont

Oxford Dictionary:

cynodont

First use: late 19th century

Origin: Greek kuōn, kun- "dog" + odous, odont- "tooth"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/cynodont

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

cynodont

Audio: British English pronunciation of "cynodont"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/cynodont

the Free Dictionary:

cynodont

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "cynodont"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "cynodont"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/cynodont

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