pleurodont

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From pleuro- +‎ -odont.

Adjective[edit]

pleurodont (not comparable)

  1. (zoology) Having the teeth fused (ankylosed) by their sides to the inner surface of the jawbones.

Noun[edit]

pleurodont (plural pleurodonts)

  1. (zoology) Any lizard with teeth of this kind.