heterodont

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heterodont

(ˈhɛtərəˌdɒnt)
adj
(Zoology) (of most mammals) having teeth of different types. Compare homodont
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To determine what tooth complexity reveals about diet, Melstrom relied on previous work on heterodonty in mammals, and his own earlier findings of the teeth differences in reptiles.
Because of the heterodonty in pycnodonts, two or more of these morphotypes may coexist in the same taxon.