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British Dictionary definitions for polyprotodont

polyprotodont

noun
  1. any marsupial of the group Polyprotodontia, characterized by four or more upper incisor teeth on each side of the jaw: includes the opossums and bandicootsCompare diprotodont

Word Origin

C19: from poly- + proto- + -odont
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Historical Examples

  • Figs. 76 and 77 illustrate the Polyprotodont and Diprotodont dentitions.

    The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia

    Frank Evers Beddard