Definition of Pleurodont

1. Noun. An animal having teeth fused with the inner surface of the alveolar ridge without sockets.

Generic synonyms: Animal, Animate Being, Beast, Brute, Creature, Fauna



Definition of Pleurodont

1. a. Having the teeth consolidated with the inner edge of the jaw, as in some lizards.

2. n. Any lizard having pleurodont teeth.

Definition of Pleurodont

1. Adjective. (zoology) Having the teeth fused (ankylosed) by their sides to the inner surface of the jawbones. ¹

2. Noun. (zoology) Any lizard with teeth of this kind. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Pleurodont

1. Having the teeth consolidated with the inner edge of the jaw, as in some lizards. Origin: Pleuro- + Gr, a tooth. Any lizard having pleurodont teeth. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pleurodont

pleurocarpous
pleurocarpous moss
pleurocarps
pleurocele
pleurocentesis
pleurocentra
pleurocentrum
pleuroclysis
pleurocystidia
pleurocystidium
pleurodeles
pleurodeses
pleurodesis
pleurodire
pleurodires
pleurodont (current term)
pleurodonts
pleurodynia
pleurodynias
pleuroesophageal line
pleuroesophageal muscle
pleurogenic
pleurogenous
pleurography
pleurohepatitis
pleurolith
pleurolysis
pleuron
pleuronectoid
pleuropericardial

Literary usage of Pleurodont

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. On the Genesis of Species by St. George Jackson Mivart (1871)
"pleurodont lizards are such as have the teeth attached by their sides to the inner ... Yet pleurodont lizards, strange to say, are found in Madagascar. ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"pleurodont aquatic lizards of the Old World, with bifid, protractile tongue ... pleurodont, viviparous lizards, with feebly nicked, scaly tongue. ..."

3. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia by Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (1868)
"... to the splitting off of the external dentary margin, and the exposure of the roots. No alveoli are shown, and the dentition is probably pleurodont, ..."

4. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"pleurodont. Tongue scaly, feebly nicked in front. Osteoderms on the head and body. ... pleurodont. Tongue long and bifid, with papillae or folds, ..."

5. The Cambridge Natural History by Arthur Everett Shipley, Sidney Frederic Harmer (1901)
"pleurodont, solid teeth. Anterior part of tongue retractile. ... pleurodont . Tongue short, not retractile- With osteoderms at least upon the skull, ..."

6. On the Genesis of Species by St. George Jackson Mivart (1871)
"pleurodont lizards are such as have the teeth attached by their sides to the inner ... Yet pleurodont lizards, strange to say, are found in Madagascar. ..."

7. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"pleurodont aquatic lizards of the Old World, with bifid, protractile tongue ... pleurodont, viviparous lizards, with feebly nicked, scaly tongue. ..."

8. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia by Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (1868)
"... to the splitting off of the external dentary margin, and the exposure of the roots. No alveoli are shown, and the dentition is probably pleurodont, ..."

9. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"pleurodont. Tongue scaly, feebly nicked in front. Osteoderms on the head and body. ... pleurodont. Tongue long and bifid, with papillae or folds, ..."

10. The Cambridge Natural History by Arthur Everett Shipley, Sidney Frederic Harmer (1901)
"pleurodont, solid teeth. Anterior part of tongue retractile. ... pleurodont . Tongue short, not retractile- With osteoderms at least upon the skull, ..."

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