adjective Zoology.

having two successive sets of teeth, as most mammals.

Origin of diphyodont

1850–55; < Greek diphy(ḗs) double, twofold (di- di-1 + -phyēs, derivative of phyḗ growth, nature, derivative of phȳ́ein to produce, grow) + -odont
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British Dictionary definitions for diphyodont



having two successive sets of teeth, as mammals (including man)Compare polyphyodont

Word Origin for diphyodont

C19: from Greek diphuēs double (see diphycercal) + -odont
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diphyodont in Medicine




Developing two successive sets of teeth, one deciduous and one permanent, as in humans.


A diphyodont animal.
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