amphistylic

adjective am·phi·sty·lic \-lik\

Definition of amphistylic

  1. :  having the upper jaw partly free from the brain case and braced by the hyomandibular cartilage (as in certain primitive sharks) — compare autostylic, hyostylic

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Origin and Etymology of amphistylic

amphi- + -stylic


First Known Use: 1876


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