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ˈsfi nəˌdɒn, ˈsfɛn ə-sphen·odon

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Sphenodon, genus Sphenodonnoun

    coextensive with the order Rhynchocephalia: tuataras

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  1. sphenodon

    Sphenodon, also known as tuatara, is a reptile genus which includes two species of animals found only in New Zealand. These creatures are characterized by their distinctive spiky scales, large eyes, and unusually low metabolic rate. They are part of an ancient group of reptiles called Rhynchocephalia, which existed during the age of the dinosaurs. Sphenodons are of great interest to scientists due to their status as 'living fossils', as they have remained relatively unchanged for hundreds of millions of years.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sphenodonnoun

    same as Hatteria

  2. Etymology: [Gr. sfh`n a wedge + , , a tooth.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sphenodon

    sfē′nō-don, n. a genus of South American fossil sloths; a genus of extinct New Zealand lizards.—adj. Sphē′nodont. [Gr. sphēn, a wedge, odous, odontos, a tooth.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sphenodon in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sphenodon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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