Plectospondyli

plural noun

Plec·​to·​spon·​dy·​li
in some classifications
: an order or other group comprising fishes with the anterior vertebrae modified and united and usually being more or less coextensive with Ostariophysi
plectospondylous
¦⸗⸗¦spändələs
adjective

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from plect- + -spondyli

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“Plectospondyli.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Plectospondyli. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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