Definition of Diphyodont

1. a. Having two successive sets of teeth (deciduous and permanent), one succeeding the other; as, a diphyodont mammal; diphyodont dentition; -- opposed to monophyodont.



Definition of Diphyodont

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Diphyodont

1. Having two successive sets of teeth (deciduous and permanent), one succeeding the other; as, a diphyodont mammal; diphyodont dentition; opposed to monophyodont. An animal having two successive sets of teeth. Origin: Gr. Double (= twice + to produce) +, tooth. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Diphyodont

diphthongization
diphthongizations
diphthongize
diphthongized
diphthongizes
diphthongizing
diphthongs
diphy-
diphycercal
diphygenic
diphyletic
diphyllobothriasis
diphyllobothrium
diphyllobothrium anaemia
diphyllous
diphyodont (current term)
diphyodonty
diphyozooids
dipicolinic acid synthetase
dipinti
dipinto
dipion
dipions
dipipanone
dipiproverine
dipivefrin hydrochloride
dipl-
diplacusis
diplacusis binauralis

Literary usage of Diphyodont

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1. Quarterly Journal of Microscopical Science edited by Biologists Limited, The Company of. (1868)
"... Armadillo was certainly a diphyodont, having two complete sets of teeth, ... that almost every intermediate condition between complete diphyodont and ..."

2. The Medical Times and Gazette (1867)
"We think, however, that even a higher interest is raised by the observation of this, so to speak, first intimation of the idea of diphyodont dentition in ..."

3. A Text-book of Zoology by Thomas Jeffery Parker, William Aitcheson Haswell (1921)
"of groups it has been found that more than two sets of teeth are formed, only one, or at most (in diphyodont forms) two, of these sets becoming fully ..."

4. The Cambridge Natural History by Sidney Frederick Harmer, Arthur Everett Shipley (1902)
"Between the latter condition and the diphyodont state are intermediate stages. ... In the typical diphyodont dentition, such as is exhibited for example in ..."

5. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"... however, be considered typical, since from it may be derived, by modification, that of any known species of diphyodont placental Mammalia. ..."

6. Report of the Annual Meeting (1869)
"Moreover that almost every intermediate condition between complete diphyodont and ... and diphyodont dentition—one in which the number of teeth changed was ..."

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