autostylic

adjective au·to·sty·lic

Definition of autostylic

  1. :  having the jaws connected directly with the cranium (as in chimaeras, lungfishes, amphibians, and higher vertebrates) instead of indirectly by the hyoid arch —sometimes distinguished from holostylic to denote lack of fusion of the pterygoquadrate with the cranium — compare amphistylic hyostylic

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Origin and Etymology of autostylic

aut- + -stylic


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