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Odontholcae

Odontolcae \O`don*tol"cae\, prop. n. pl. [NL., from Gr. 'odoy`s, 'odo`ntos, a tooth + ? a furrow.] (Paleon.) An extinct order of ostrichlike aquatic birds having teeth, which are set in a groove in the jaw. It includes Hesperornis, and allied genera. See Hesperornis. [Written also Odontholcae, and Odontoholcae.]