heterodont


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heterodont

[′hed·ə·rə‚dänt]
(anatomy)
Having teeth that are variable in shape and differentiated into incisors, canines, and molars.
(invertebrate zoology)
In bivalves, having two types of teeth on one valve which fit into depressions on the other valve.
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Sphaerid and corbiculid clam represent separate heterodont bivalve radiations into freshwater environments.
Sphaeriid and Corbiculid clam represent separate Heterodont bivalve radiations into freshwater environments.
The life cycle of Baccigerinae involves a heterodont bivalve, which acts as first intermediate host, some representative of gelatinous plankton or a crustacean usually act as second intermediate hosts and fishes are the definitive host (Bray 1988).