pleurodont

[ploo r-uh-dont]
adjective
  1. fused or attached to the inner edge of the jaw, as a tooth.
  2. having teeth so fused or attached, as certain lizards.
noun
  1. a pleurodont animal.

Origin of pleurodont

First recorded in 1830–40; pleur- + -odont
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British Dictionary definitions for pleurodont

pleurodont

adjective
  1. (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)
  2. having pleurodont teethpleurodont lizards
noun
  1. an animal having pleurodont teeth
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