alivincular

adjective
ali·​vin·​cu·​lar | \ ¦ālə¦viŋkyələ(r), ¦al- \

Definition of alivincular

: having a short ligament with its longer axis transverse to the hinge line used of certain bivalves

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First Known Use of alivincular

1895, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for alivincular

ali- + vinculum + -ar

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“Alivincular.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alivincular. Accessed 17 May. 2021.

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