Explain the term thecodont and diphyodont. | NCERT solution | Class 11 Biology | Unit-16 Digestion and Absorption



Q.13:- Explain the term thecodont and diphyodont.

 

Answer

The type of attachment in which each tooth is embedded in a socket of jawbone is called thecodont.



Majority of mammals including human beings form two sets of teeth during their life, a set of temporary milk or deciduous teeth, replaced by a set of permanent or adult teeth. This type of dentition is called diphyodont.