Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Homodont

Describes dentition that is characterized by teeth that are the same shape, although they may differ in size. This type of dentition is found in vertebrates such as fishes, amphibians, and reptiles, but is not usual in mammals, with a few exceptions such as toothed whales. Nouns: homodonty, homodontism.

Cf. heterodont.

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