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

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  • Pleurodont — Pleu ro*dont, n. (Zo[ o]l.) Any lizard having pleurodont teeth. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pleurodont — [plo͞or′ə dänt΄] adj. [ PLEURO + ODONT] having teeth growing from the inside of the jawbone instead of from separate sockets, as some lizards n. a pleurodont animal …   English World dictionary

  • Pleurodont — is a formation of the teeth that are fused (ankylosed) by their sides to the inner surface of the jaw bones. [Plough, F. H. et al. (2002) Vertebrate Life , 6th Ed. Prentice Hall Inc., Upper Saddle River, NJ. ISBN 0130412481] This formation is… …   Wikipedia

  • Pleurodónt — (grch.), heißen Reptilien, deren Zähne an der Innenseite der Kiefer angewachsen sind …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • pleurodont — /ploor euh dont /, adj. 1. fused or attached to the inner edge of the jaw, as a tooth. 2. having teeth so fused or attached, as certain lizards. n. 3. a pleurodont animal. [1830 40; PLEUR + ODONT] * * * …   Universalium

  • pleurodont — pleu•ro•dont [[t]ˈplʊər əˌdɒnt[/t]] adj. 1) zool. having the teeth fused to the inner edge of the jaw 2) ram a pleurodont lizard • Etymology: 1830–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • pleurodont — /ˈplurədɒnt/ (say ploohruhdont) adjective 1. ankylosed or attached to the inner edge of the jaw, as a tooth. 2. having teeth so ankylosed, as certain lizards. –noun 3. a pleurodont animal. {pleur + odont} …   Australian English dictionary

  • pleurodont — teeth implanted in the side of a bone, e.g. in Scaridae and Balistidae …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • pleurodont — pleur·odont (ploorґo dont) [pleur + Gr. odous tooth] having teeth attached by one side on the inner surface of the jaw elements, as in certain lizards …   Medical dictionary

  • pleurodont — adj. having teeth which are anchored within the jaw …   English contemporary dictionary

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