Skeletal element within the mouth (or in some species, upper part of the digestive tract) that is composed of dentine and is used in procuring or masticating food. [ ]

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Term information

database cross reference

uberon_slim, efo_slim, pheno_slim, vertebrate_core

depicted by

editor note

we place ZFA ctb 5 tooth here for now. Consider changing name from calcaeeous tooth. Note that sea cucumbers develop calcareous tooth-like structures

has exact synonym

dentine containing tooth
vertebrate tooth
dental element

homology notes

The ancestor of recent vertebrate teeth was a tooth-like structure on the outer body surface of jawless fishes.[well established][VHOG]



never in taxon

taxon notes

absent in living platypus, present in toothed Miocene platypus Obduron dicksoni