Polyprotodontia

plural noun
Poly·​pro·​to·​don·​tia

Definition of Polyprotodontia

in some classifications
: a suborder of marsupials including the dasyures, Tasmanian wolves, opossums, bandicoots, and other largely or entirely carnivorous or insectivorous forms having specialized canines and four or five upper incisors and two or three lower incisors on each side — compare didactyla , diprotodontia

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History and Etymology for Polyprotodontia

New Latin, from poly- + prot- + -odontia

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“Polyprotodontia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Polyprotodontia. Accessed 12 Apr. 2021.

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