alivincular

adjective

ali·​vin·​cu·​lar
¦ālə¦viŋkyələ(r),
¦al-
: having a short ligament with its longer axis transverse to the hinge line
used of certain bivalves

Word History

Etymology

ali- + vinculum + -ar

First Known Use

1895, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of alivincular was in 1895

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“Alivincular.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alivincular. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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