Diphyodont - definition of diphyodont by The Free Dictionary
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Having two successive sets of teeth, deciduous and permanent.
(Zoology) having two successive sets of teeth, as mammals (including man). Compare polyphyodont
[C19: from Greek diphuēs double (see diphycercal) + -odont]
diph•y•o•dont (ˈdɪf i əˌdɒnt)
having two successive sets of teeth, as most mammals.
[1850–55; < Greek diphy(ḗs)
double, twofold (di- di
derivative of phyein
to produce, grow) + -odont
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Swine have both deciduous and permanent dentitions (diphyodont
), and their tooth structure is similar to that of humans.
All these species are diphyodont. Macaques, baboons and chimpanzees have the same dental formula as humans.
(9) All dogs are diphyodont with deciduous and permanent dentition.