amphidetic

adjective
am·​phi·​det·​ic

Definition of amphidetic

: extending both before and behind the beak used of the ligament of certain bivalves — compare opisthodetic, prosodetic

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First Known Use of amphidetic

1895, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for amphidetic

Greek amphidetos tied all around (from amphidein to tie around, from amphi- + dein to tie) + English -ic

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“Amphidetic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/amphidetic. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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