Heterodont vs. Homodont

Heterodont vs. Homodont — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Heterodont and Homodont

Heterodontadjective

(zootomy) Having teeth of different types (like most mammals).

Homodontadjective

(zoology) Having teeth that are all of the same type

Heterodontadjective

(malacology) Of bivalves or their hinge teeth: having two to three wedge-shaped cardinal teeth set in the centre near the umbones, generally also with elongated lateral teeth on the anterior and posterior margins.

The heterodont arrangement is characteristic of the Venus clams and cockles.

Homodontnoun

(zoology) Any organism with teeth all of the same type.

Heterodontnoun

(zoology) A heterodont animal.

Heterodontnoun

(malacology) A heterodont bivalve.

Heterodontnoun

A snake of the genus Heterodon which is native to North America.