heterodont

adjective
het·er·odont | \ ˈhet-ər-ə-ˌdänt \

Medical Definition of heterodont 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: having the teeth differentiated into incisors, canines, and molars heterodont mammals — compare homodont

heterodont

noun

Medical Definition of heterodont (Entry 2 of 2)

: any animal (as a human) with heterodont dentition

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