Definitions for: Pleurodont


[n] an animal having teeth consolidate with the inner surface of the alveolar ridge without sockets



Webster (1913) Definition: Pleu"ro*dont, a. [Pleuro- + Gr. ?, ?, a tooth.]
(Anat.)
Having the teeth consolidated with the inner edge of the jaw,
as in some lizards.


Pleu"ro*dont, n. (Zo["o]l.)
Any lizard having pleurodont teeth.

See Also: animal, animate being, beast, brute, creature, fauna

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