Meaning of machairodont in English:

machairodont

Pronunciation /məˈkʌɪrədɒnt/

adjective

(also machaerodont)
  • Having long sabre-shaped upper canine teeth; sabre-toothed. Also: of or relating to the subfamily Machairodontinae, comprising fossil felids having such teeth.

noun

(also machaerodont)
  • A machairodont felid.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Encyclopaedia Britannica. From scientific Latin machairodont-.