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polyphyodont

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polyphyodont (plural polyphyodonts)

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  1. 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.