- having two successive sets of teeth, as most mammals.
Origin of diphyodont
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Having four kinds of teeth, and a set in succession to the milk-teeth, they are Heterodont and Diphyodont.A Hand-book to the Primates, Volume 1 (of 2)
Henry O. Forbes
The "grinders" in man, or the teeth in diphyodont Mammals which are not preceded by milk-teeth.The Ancient Life History of the Earth
Henry Alleyne Nicholson
A very general feature of the teeth of the Mammalia is what is usually termed the diphyodont dentition.
Between the latter condition and the diphyodont state are intermediate stages.
Diphyodont, where all the teeth except the molars are of the second set; this characterises nearly all the mammals.
- having two successive sets of teeth, as mammals (including man)Compare polyphyodont
C19: from Greek diphuēs double (see diphycercal) + -odont
- Developing two successive sets of teeth, one deciduous and one permanent, as in humans.
- A diphyodont animal.
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