Definition of Conodont

1. Noun. The tiny fossil cone-shaped tooth of a primitive vertebrate of order Conodonta.

Generic synonyms: Tooth



2. Noun. Small (2 inches long) extinct eellike fish with a finned tail and a notochord and having cone-shaped teeth containing cellular bone; late Cambrian to late Triassic; possible predecessor of the cyclostomes.

Definition of Conodont

1. n. 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.

Definition of Conodont

1. Noun. Any of several extinct fishlike chordates that had conelike teeth ¹

2. Noun. A microfossil tooth of such an animal ¹

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Definition of Conodont

1. a fossil [n -S] - See also: fossil

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Conodont

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Literary usage of Conodont

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1. Palaeontology Or A Systematic Summary of Extinct Animals and Their by Richard Owen (1861)
"Much more likely is it that the body to which the minute booklets were attached was as soluble and perishable as the soft pulp upon which the conodont was ..."

2. Bulletin by Ohio State Geologist, Ohio Division of Geological Survey (1912)
"I have found the conodont fauna in all the sections of the Huron shale which I have studied in Ohio."' His conclusion is that "the conodonts, ..."

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