Maharashtra State BoardHSC Science (General) 11th
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Write down the explanation. Explain why human dentition is considered as thecodont, diphydont and heterodont. - Biology

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Write down the explanation.

Explain why human dentition is considered as thecodont, diphydont and heterodont.

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  1. Human dentition is described as thecodont, diphyodont and heterodont.
  2. It is called thecodont type because each tooth is fixed in a separate socket present in the jaw bones by gomphosis type of joint.
  3. It is called diphyodont type because we get only two sets of teeth, milk teeth and permanent teeth.
  4. It is called heterodont type because humans have four different type of teeth like incisors, canines, premolars and molars.
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Balbharati Biology 11th Standard Maharashtra State Board
Chapter 14 Human Nutrition
Exercise | Q 3. (B) | Page 172
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