conodont [kō′nə dänt΄, kän′ədänt΄]
[Ger konodont < Gr kōnos, a wedge, CONE + odous (gen. odontos), TOOTH]
a very small fossil of the Paleozoic and Mesozoic eras, prob. a tooth from an extinct, eel-like vertebrate

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  • Conodont — Conodonts Temporal range: 495–199.6 Ma …   Wikipedia

  • conodont — /koh neuh dont , kon euh /, n. a Paleozoic microfossil occurring in various jagged or toothlike shapes and constituting the hard remains of an extinct marine animal of the order Conodonta (or Conodontophorida), found abundantly worldwide in… …   Universalium

  • Conodont — Conodonten Zeitraum Unterkambrium bis Obertrias 540 bis 225 Mio. Jahre Fossilfundorte Weltweit Systematik …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • conodont — [ kəʊnədɒnt] noun Palaeontology an extinct marine creature with a long worm like body and numerous small teeth, now believed to be the earliest vertebrate. ↘(also conodont element) a tooth of a conodont, often found as a fossil. Origin C19: from… …   English new terms dictionary

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  • conodont — noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary con (from Greek kōnos cone) + odont Date: 1859 a Paleozoic toothlike fossil that is probably the remains of an extinct eellike marine animal that may be an invertebrate or primitive vertebrate;… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • conodont — the problematical small tooth like fossil of the Cambrian, Silurian and Devonian periods which could well be a tooth of Cyclostomata …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • conodont — noun a) Any of several extinct fishlike chordates that had conelike teeth b) A microfossil tooth of such an animal …   Wiktionary

  • conodont — co·no·dont …   English syllables

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