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Heterodont

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Heterodont (Zoöl) Any animal with heterodont dentition.
    • a Heterodont (Anat) Having the teeth differentiated into incisors, canines, and molars, as in man; -- opposed to homodont.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • heterodont Having different kinds of teeth; having the teeth differentiated into several distinct kinds, as incisors, canines, and molars: opposed to homodont.
    • n heterodont A heterodont animal.
    • n heterodont Same as heterodon, 2.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Heterodont het′er-o-dont having different kinds of teeth
    • Heterodont opposed to Homodont
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Hetero-, + Gr., a tooth