Conodont

Co"no*dont

(k"n*dnt), n. [Gr. kw^nos cone + 'odoy`s, 'odo`ntos, tooth.] (Zol.) A peculiar toothlike fossil of many forms, found especially in carboniferous rocks. Such fossils are supposed by some to be the teeth of marsipobranch fishes, but they are probably the jaws of annelids.
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Conodonta

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Conodontophorida

n. an extinct order of primitive vertebrates; the precise taxonomy is not clear; in some classifications it is considered a separate phylum.
Syn. -- order Conodonta, Conodontophorida, order Conodontophorida.
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