pleurodont definition

  • adjective:
    • Having the teeth affixed by their sides towards internal side of the jaw, such as some lizards.
    • obtaining the teeth fused (ankylosed) by their particular edges towards internal area associated with jawbones.
    • getting the teeth consolidated because of the inner edge of the jaw, such as some lizards.
  • noun:
    • A lizard with pleurodont teeth.
    • Any lizard with teeth for this kind.
    • Any lizard having pleurodont teeth.
    • A pleurodont lizard; an associate of the Pleurodontes.
    • an animal having teeth fused utilizing the internal area for the alveolar ridge without sockets
  • others:
    • Ankylosed aside associated with the plug, as teeth; laterally fixed in the jaw: distinguished from acrodont.
    • Having or described as pleurodont teeth or dentition, as a lizard; belonging to the Pleurodontes; perhaps not acrodont: because, a pleurodont reptile.

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