plural noun

Definition of Plectospondyli

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

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Other Words from Plectospondyli

plectospondylous \ ¦⸗⸗¦spändələs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Plectospondyli

New Latin, from plect- + -spondyli

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