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diphyodont

[ dif-ee-uh-dont ]
/ ˈdɪf i əˌdɒnt /
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adjective Zoology.
having two successive sets of teeth, as most mammals.
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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

diphyodont
/ (ˈdɪfɪəʊˌdɒnt) /

adjective
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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