heterodont

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heterodont

 [het´er-o-dont″]
having teeth of different shapes, such as the molars and incisors of humans.

het·er·o·dont

(het'ĕr-ō-dont),
Having teeth of varying shapes, such as those of humans and most other mammals, in contrast to homodont.
[hetero- + G. odous, tooth]

het·er·o·dont

(het'ĕr-ō-dont)
Having teeth that are morphologically different, as in humans.
[hetero- + G. odous, tooth]

heterodont

(of an animal) possessing teeth of more than one kind, such as incisors and molars.

het·er·o·dont

(het'ĕr-ō-dont)
Having teeth of varying shapes, such as those of humans and most other mammals.
[hetero- + G. odous, tooth]
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In addition to dignathic heterodonty seen in male teeth, sexual heterodonty is evident in that male lower teeth are more gracile than female lower teeth.
Hypoprion bigelowi, a synonym of Carcharhinus signatus (Pisces: Carcharhinidae), with a description of ontogenetic heterodonty in this species and notes on its natural history.
The scarcity of these morphotypes (1%) makes it difficult to tell as yet whether they are distinct taxa or whether they might represent heterodonty in one of the four recognized morphotypes.