pleurodont

noun
pleu·ro·dont | \ˈplu̇rəˌdänt\
plural -s

Definition of pleurodont 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: a lizard having pleurodont teeth

pleurodont

adjective
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Definition of pleurodont (Entry 2 of 2)

1 of teeth : consolidated with the inner surface of the alveolar ridge without sockets — compare acrodont

2 : having teeth that are pleurodont

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History and Etymology for pleurodont

Noun

pleur- + -odont

Adjective

International Scientific Vocabulary pleur- + -odont

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