esophageal teeth

esophageal teeth

[ə¦säf·ə¦jē·əl ′tēth]
(vertebrate zoology)
The enamel-tipped hypapophyses of the posterior cervical vertebrae of certain snakes, which penetrate the esophagus and function to break eggshells.
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