polyprotodont

/ (ˌpɒlɪˈprəʊtəʊˌdɒnt) /

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. polypous,
  2. polypous gastritis,
  3. polyproline,
  4. polypropylene,
  5. polyprotic,
  6. polyptych,
  7. polyptychial,
  8. polypus,
  9. polyradiculitis,
  10. polyradiculoneuropathy

Word Origin for polyprotodont

C19: from poly- + proto- + -odont

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