Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Convergent Dental Arcade

Alveolar row in which the molars and premolars converge towards the midline and the anterior dentition as the progression moves from back to front, forming a V-shaped arcade. Characteristic of some early hominids and other primates, particularly Malagasy prosimians.

Cf. parabolic dental arcade, parallel dental arcade.

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