Definition of polyprotodont in English:

polyprotodont

adjective

Zoology
  • Having or characterized by more than two incisor teeth in the lower jaw; especially designating the mainly carnivorous and insectivorous marsupials so characterized (sometimes classified in an order or suborder Polyprotodontia).

noun

Zoology
  • A polyprotodont marsupial.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Richard Owen (1804–1892), comparative anatomist and palaeontologist. From poly- + -protodont.

Pronunciation

polyprotodont

/ˌpɒlɪˈprəʊtədɒnt/