asterospondylic

adjective
as·​tero·​spon·​dyl·​ic
variants: or asterospondylous \ -​¦spändələs \

Definition of asterospondylic

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

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History and Etymology for asterospondylic

aster- + spondylic, spondylous

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“Asterospondylic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/asterospondylic. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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