adj. [Gr. amphi, on both sides; odous, tooth]
In Coleoptera, male stag beetles bearing mandibles only intermediate in size; mesodont; see telodont, priodont.

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  • mesodont — adj. [Gr. mesos, middle; odous, tooth] (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) Pertaining to male Lucanidae bearing mandibles intermediate in size; amphiodont; see teleodont, priodont …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • teleodont — adj. [Gr. teleios, complete; odon, tooth] 1. (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) In Coleoptera Lucanidae, referring to males bearing large mandibles; see amphiodont; priodont. 2. (MOLLUSCA: Bivalvia) Hinge with cardinal and lateral teeth, but with additional… …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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