variants or asterospondylous
: having the vertebral centra strengthened by longitudinal calcified plates radiating outward from a central cylinder surrounding the notochord compare cyclospondylic
[New Latin Asterospondyli + English -ic or -ous] : of or relating to the Asterospondyli

Word History


aster- + spondylic, spondylous

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“Asterospondylic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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