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Apr 23, 2009
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xanthodontous

PRONUNCIATION:
(zan-tho-DON-tuhs)

MEANING:
adjective: Having yellow teeth.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Greek xanthos (yellow) + -odon (toothed).

USAGE:
"That I am becoming, or have become, xanthodontous cannot be of interest to anybody."
Reginald Moore, Edward Lane; The Windmill (London, UK); 1946.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Oh, how small a portion of earth will hold us when we are dead, who ambitiously seek after the whole world while we are living! -Philip of Macedon, king, father of Alexander the Great (382-336 BCE)

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