pleurodont etymology

English word pleurodont comes from English pleuro- ((medicine) of the pleura. To the side; lateral.), English -odont (-toothed.)

Detailed word origin of pleurodont

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
pleuro- English (eng) (medicine) of the pleura. To the side; lateral.
-odont English (eng) -toothed.
pleurodont English (eng) (zoology) Any lizard with teeth of this kind. (zoology) Having the teeth fused (ankylosed) by their sides to the inner surface of the jawbones.

Words with the same origin as pleurodont

Descendants of pleuro-
pleurenchyma pleurobranch pleurocarp pleurocentrum pleurodynia pleurolith pleuropedal pleuropericardial pleuroperipneumony pleuroperitoneal pleuroperitoneum pleuropneumonia pleuropulmonary pleurosteon pleurotomy
Descendants of -odont
heterodont macrodont mesodont orthodontics pseudotaxodont taxodont thecodont