Crossword clues for pleurodont
The Collaborative International Dictionary
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.
Pleurodont \Pleu"ro*dont\, n. (Zo["o]l.) Any lizard having pleurodont teeth.
a. (context zoology English) Having the teeth fused (ankylosed) by their sides to the inner surface of the jawbones. n. (context zoology English) Any lizard with teeth of this kind.
n. an animal having teeth consolidate with the inner surface of the alveolar ridge without sockets
Pleurodont is a formation of the teeth that are fused (ankylosed) by their sides to the inner surface of the jaw bones.
This formation is common in the order Squamata.