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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