- (of most mammals) having teeth of different typesCompare homodont
Examples from the Web for heterodont
Historical Examples of heterodont
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.A Hand-book to the Primates, Volume 1 (of 2)
Henry O. Forbes
Heterodont, het′er-o-dont, adj. having different kinds of teeth:—opposed to Homodont.
The Primates have a diphyodont and heterodont dentition, generally of an omnivorous type, with cheek teeth adapted for grinding.