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Noun: conodont
  1. The tiny fossil cone-shaped tooth of a primitive vertebrate of order Conodonta
  2. Small (2 inches long) extinct eel-like 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

Derived forms: conodonts

Type of: agnathan, chopper [informal], jawless fish, jawless vertebrate, pearly [informal], tooth

Part of: Conodonta, Conodontophorida, order Conodonta, order Conodontophorida

Encyclopedia: Conodont