Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Hypsodont

Describes

1. teeth that have high crowns, but short roots that continue to grow as the crown is worn down. Characteristic of nonprimate herbivores.

Cf. brachydont.

2. as used by some primatologists, teeth with high molar cusps, interpreted as a specialization for eating more foliage than fruit, and more common in monkeys than apes.

Cf. bunodont.