asterospondylic

adjective

as·​tero·​spon·​dyl·​ic
variants or asterospondylous
-¦spändələs
1
: having the vertebral centra strengthened by longitudinal calcified plates radiating outward from a central cylinder surrounding the notochord compare cyclospondylic
2
[New Latin Asterospondyli + English -ic or -ous] : of or relating to the Asterospondyli

Word History

Etymology

aster- + spondylic, spondylous

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“Asterospondylic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/asterospondylic. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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