Theriodont

The"ri*o*dont

(?), n. (Paleon.) One of the Theriodontia. Used also adjectively.
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The`ri*o*don"ta

(?), n. pl. [NL.] (Paleon.) Same as Theriodontia.
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The`ri*o*don"ti*a

(?), n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. (dim. of a beast) + , , a tooth.] (Paleon.) An extinct order of reptiles found in the Permian and Triassic formations in South Africa. In some respects they resembled carnivorous mammals. Called also Theromorpha.
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They had biconcave vertebr, 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.
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