Origin of thecodontModern Latin from Classical Greek th?k? (see theca) + odous (gen. odontos), tooth: so named because its teeth grew in sockets in the jaw
Origin of thecodontNew Latin Thēcodontia order name Greek thēkē chest, sheath ; see dhē- in Indo-European roots.Greek -odōn -odont- -odont
- (paleontology, archaic) Any of the Thecodontia (a former group of archosaurs).
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Ancient Greek [script?], case + tooth.