heterodont, het′er-o-dont, adj. having different kinds of teeth:—opposed to Homodont.
The dentition is heterodont in a few reptiles and the majority of mammals.
Carnivora have the teeth rooted and markedly diphyodont and heterodont.
Having four kinds of teeth, and a set in succession to the milk-teeth, they are heterodont and Diphyodont.
The Insectivora are diphyodont and heterodont, having well-developed rooted teeth.
The Primates have a diphyodont and heterodont dentition, generally of an omnivorous type, with cheek teeth adapted for grinding.