Definition of polyphyodont in English:

polyphyodont

adjective

Zoology
  • Of a vertebrate: having teeth that are continually being lost and replaced.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Francis Bell (1855–1924). From German polyphyodont from poly- + ancient Greek -ϕυής (from the stem of ϕύειν to produce) + German -odont.

Pronunciation

polyphyodont

/ˌpɒlɪˈfʌɪə(ʊ)dɒnt/