amphiplatyan

adjective
am·​phi·​plat·​y·​an | \ -¦platēən \

Definition of amphiplatyan

: flat at both ends used of vertebrae having both anterior and posterior surfaces of the centrum flat

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First Known Use of amphiplatyan

1876, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for amphiplatyan

amphi- + Greek platys flat + English -an

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“Amphiplatyan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/amphiplatyan. Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

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