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pleurodont

[ploo r-uh-dont] /ˈplʊər əˌdɒnt/
adjective
1.
fused or attached to the inner edge of the jaw, as a tooth.
2.
having teeth so fused or attached, as certain lizards.
noun
3.
a pleurodont animal.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; pleur- + -odont
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British Dictionary definitions for pleurodont

pleurodont

/ˈplʊərəʊˌdɒnt/
adjective
1.
(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 acrodont (sense 1)
2.
having pleurodont teeth pleurodont lizards
noun
3.
an animal having pleurodont teeth
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