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Having the teeth attached by their sides to the inner side of the jaw, as in some lizards.
A lizard with pleurodont teeth.


1. (Zoology) (of the teeth of some reptiles) having no roots and being fused by their lateral sides only to the inner surface of the jawbone. See also acrodont1
2. (Zoology) having pleurodont teeth: pleurodont lizards.
(Zoology) an animal having pleurodont teeth


(ˈplʊər əˌdɒnt)

1. having the teeth fused to the inner edge of the jaw.
2. a pleurodont lizard.
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Noun1.pleurodont - an animal having teeth fused with the inner surface of the alveolar ridge without socketspleurodont - an animal having teeth fused with the inner surface of the alveolar ridge without sockets
animal, animate being, beast, creature, fauna, brute - a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
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However, the original description of this piece considered the tooth attachment as being pleurodont, so it was referred to an indeterminate lacertilian (Rage, 1999: Fig.
On the contrary, in pleurodont anurans, including Calyptocephalella and Gigantobatrachus the pars dentalis is dorsoventrally tall, and the labial surface of premaxilla and maxilla is ventrally extended (PERI, 1993, fig.
Supraocular scales of Squamata are not morphological elements at random, but can be assumed as morphological scale characters, useful in systematic comparative examinations and able to strengthen some discussed new systematic assessments, such as the family status of Leiosauridae and its subfamilies in Pleurodont Iguanians, proposed by Frost et al.