diphyodont
adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1854 marked by the successive development of deciduous and permanent sets of teeth

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  • Diphyodont — Diph y*o*dont, a. [Gr. ? double (di = di s twice + ? to produce) + odoy s, odo ntos, tooth.] (Anat.) Having two successive sets of teeth (deciduous and permanent), one succeeding the other; as, a diphyodont mammal; diphyodont dentition; opposed… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 — 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 …   Useful english 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 — /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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