- fused or attached to the inner edge of the jaw, as a tooth.
- having teeth so fused or attached, as certain lizards.
- a pleurodont animal.
Origin of pleurodont
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Examples from the Web for pleurodont
Yet pleurodont lizards, strange to say, are found in Madagascar.On the Genesis of Species
St. George Mivart
In their general structure the Iguanidae closely resemble the Agamidae, from which they differ mainly by the pleurodont dentition.
Pleurodont lizards with well-developed limbs; without temporal bony arches; postthoracic ribs united across the abdomen.
Trogonophis, Pachycalamus and Agamodon of Africa are all acrodont; the other genera are pleurodont.
These teeth are pleurodont, that is, are ankylosed by their bases and outer sides to the margin of the jaw.The Vertebrate Skeleton
Sidney H. Reynolds
- (of the teeth of some reptiles) having no roots and being fused by their lateral sides only to the inner surface of the jawboneSee also acrodont (def. 1)
- having pleurodont teethpleurodont lizards
- an animal having pleurodont teeth
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