polyphyodont


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polyphyodont

(ˌpɒlɪˈfaɪəʊˌdɒnt)
adj
(Zoology) having many successive sets of teeth, as fishes and other lower vertebrates. Compare diphyodont
[C19: from Greek poluphuēs manifold (from polu- poly- + phuē growth) + -odont]
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Mosasaurs exhibit polyphyodont dentition, in which teeth are constantly replaced throughout life.