from The Century Dictionary.
- Of or pertaining to the Pleurolepididæ; having oblique rows of ribbed rhomboid scales interlocking.
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chained_bear commented on the word pleurolepidal
"Designating or characteristic of rhombic ganoid scales having bony processes which enable them to interlock in rows, occurring in certain fossil holostean fishes." (OED)
September 12, 2008