Polyphyodont vs Polyphyodonty - What's the difference?

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Polyphyodont is a related term of polyphyodonty.


As nouns the difference between polyphyodont and polyphyodonty

is that polyphyodont is any animal whose teeth are continuously replaced while polyphyodonty is the condition of having teeth that are continually being lost and replaced.

polyphyodont

English

Noun

(en noun) (wikipedia polyphyodont)
  • Any animal whose teeth are continuously replaced.
  • Elephants and manatees are unusual among mammals because they are polyphyodonts . Most mammals are diphyodonts, replacing their teeth only once in their lives.

    polyphyodonty

    English

    Noun

    (-)
  • The condition of having teeth that are continually being lost and replaced