sustantivo (plural diastemata)Zoology
- 1A space separating teeth of different functions, especially that between the biting teeth (incisors and canines) and grinding teeth (premolars and molars) in rodents and ungulates.Más ejemplos en oraciones
- As in the traversodonts, a large gap - the diastema - separated the incisors from the square cheek teeth (seven on each side).
- Incisors and canines are absent, but the anterior cheek teeth are enlarged, triangular in cross section, and canine-like. They are separated from the rest of the cheek teeth by a diastema.
- The bit sits in a part of the horse's mouth called the diastema, which is a section devoid of teeth that lies between the front incisors and the back pre-molars and molars.
mid 19th century: via late Latin from Greek diastēma 'space between'.
Más definiciones de diastemaDefinición de diastema en:
- el diccionario Inglés de EE.UU.