bunolophodont


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bunolophodont

[¦byü·nə¦läf·ə‚dänt]
(vertebrate zoology)
Of teeth, having the outer cusps in the form of blunt cones and the inner cusps as transverse ridges.
Having such teeth, as in tapirs.
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Characteristic features of Cuvieronius include its relatively long and low vaulted skull, large upper tusks with spiral enamel bands, lack of lower tusks, short mandibular symphysis that is not strongly downturned and bunolophodont third molars that have 4-5 lophs/lophids with slightly alternating cusps between them (Fig.