having teeth growing from the inside of the jawbone instead of from separate sockets, as some lizards
Origin of pleurodontpleuro- + -odont
a pleurodont animal
Having the teeth attached by their sides to the inner side of the jaw, as in some lizards.
A lizard with pleurodont teeth.
- (zoology) Having the teeth fused (ankylosed) by their sides to the inner surface of the jawbones.
- (zoology) Any lizard with teeth of this kind.