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Pronunciation: mak'ro-dont


  1. A tooth of abnormally large and frequently distorted proportions; the condition may be localized or generalized.
  2. Denoting a cranium with a dental index exceeding 44.

Synonym(s): megadont, megalodont

[macro- + G. odous (odont-), tooth]

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