diphyodont

adjective
di·​phy·​odont | \ (ˌ)dī-ˈfī-ə-ˌdänt How to pronounce diphyodont (audio) \

Definition of diphyodont

: marked by the successive development of deciduous and permanent sets of teeth

First Known Use of diphyodont

1854, in the meaning defined above

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“Diphyodont.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diphyodont. Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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diphyodont

adjective
di·​phy·​odont | \ (ˈ)dī-ˈfī-ə-ˌdänt How to pronounce diphyodont (audio) \

Medical Definition of diphyodont

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: marked by the successive development of deciduous and permanent sets of teeth humans are diphyodont mammals a diphyodont dentition — compare monophyodont, polyphyodont

diphyodont

noun

Medical Definition of diphyodont (Entry 2 of 2)

: a diphyodont animal

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