diphyodont

I. \(ˈ)dī|fiəˌdänt\ adjective
Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary diphy- + -odont
: having deciduous and permanent sets of teeth successively

a diphyodont mammal

also : marked by the development of two such sets

diphyodont dentition

— opposed to monophyodont
II. noun (-s)
: a diphyodont animal

most mammals are diphyodonts

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/dif"ee euh dont'/, adj. Zool.
having two successive sets of teeth, as most mammals.
[1850-55; < Gk diphy(és) double, twofold (di- DI-1 + -phyes, deriv. of phyé growth, nature, deriv. of phýein to produce, grow) + -ODONT]

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diphyodont /difˈi-ō-dont/ (zoology)
adjective
Having two sets of teeth (milk and permanent)
noun
A mammal with these
ORIGIN: Gr diphyēs of double nature, and odous, odontos a tooth

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Diphyodónt — (griech.) heißt ein Tier, das die Zähne wechselt …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Diphyodónt — (grch.) heißen Tiere mit Zahnwechsel …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • diphyodont — [dif′ē ō dänt΄] adj. [< Gr diphyēs (see DIPHYCERCAL) + ODONT] developing two consecutive sets of teeth, as most mammals …   English World dictionary

  • diphyodont — Possessing two sets of teeth, as occurs in humans and most other mammals. [G. di , two, + phyo, to produce, + odous (odont ), tooth] * * * di·phy·odont ( )dī fī ə .dänt adj marked by the successive development of deciduous and permanent sets of… …   Medical dictionary

  • Diphyodont — A Diphyodont is an animal with two successive sets of teeth, first the deciduous set and later the permanent set. Most mammals are Diphyodonts. Diphyodonts contrast with Polyphyodonts, such as many fish, whose teeth are constantly replaced. See… …   Wikipedia

  • diphyodont — adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1854 marked by the successive development of deciduous and permanent sets of teeth …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • diphyodont — /dif ee euh dont /, adj. Zool. having two successive sets of teeth, as most mammals. [1850 55; < Gk diphy(és) double, twofold (di DI 1 + phyes, deriv. of phyé growth, nature, deriv. of phýein to produce, grow) + ODONT] * * * …   Universalium

  • diphyodont — di|phy|odọnt [zu di...,1 gr. ϕυειν = hervorbringen, wachsen lassen u. gr. ὀδους, Gen.: ὀδοντος = Zahn]: Zahnwechsel durchmachend (von Lebewesen) …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

  • diphyodont — di|phy|o|dont <zu gr. dís »zweifach«, phýein »hervorbringen, wachsen lassen« u. odoús, Gen. odóntos »Zahn«> einen Zahnwechsel durchmachend (von Lebewesen; Med.) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

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