developing two consecutive sets of teeth, as most mammals do
Origin of diphyodontfrom Classical Greek diphy?s (see diphycercal) + -odont
Having two successive sets of teeth, deciduous and permanent.
Origin of diphyodontFrom Greek diphuēs double ( di- two ; see di- 1. ) phuein to grow ; see bheuə- in Indo-European roots. -odont
- Any creature with two successive sets of teeth.
Ancient Greek διφυής (diphuēs, “double”) + ὀδόντος (odontos) (genitive of ὀδούς (odous, “tooth”)).