developing two consecutive sets of teeth, as most mammals do
Origin of diphyodont; from Classical Greek diphy?s (see diphycercal) + -odont
Having two successive sets of teeth, deciduous and permanent.
Origin of diphyodontFrom Greek diphu&emacron;s, double (di-, two; see di–1) + phuein, to grow; see bheu&schwa;- 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”)).