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Explain the terms Thecodont and Diphyodont.


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Thecodont:

  1. Thecodont is a term that defines a dentition in which we can observe that the teeth are embedded in sockets of the jaw bone.
  2. This can be seen in Humans.

Diphyodont:

  1. Diphyodont is also a term that defines a dentition in which we can see two sets of teeth in a lifetime.
  2. The primary or the deciduous teeth are temporary.
  3. It is replaced by a permanent set of teeth after a certain age.
  4. These are also found in humans.


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