diphyodont

adjective

di·​phy·​odont (ˌ)dī-ˈfī-ə-ˌdänt How to pronounce diphyodont (audio)
: marked by the successive development of deciduous and permanent sets of teeth

Word History

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International Scientific Vocabulary

First Known Use

1854, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of diphyodont was in 1854

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“Diphyodont.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diphyodont. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

Medical Definition

diphyodont

1 of 2 adjective
di·​phy·​odont (ˈ)dī-ˈfī-ə-ˌdänt How to pronounce diphyodont (audio)
: marked by the successive development of deciduous and permanent sets of teeth
humans are diphyodont mammals
a diphyodont dentition
compare monophyodont, polyphyodont

diphyodont

2 of 2 noun
: a diphyodont animal
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