cardo

noun car·do \ ˈkärˌdō \

Definition of cardo

plural cardines \-dᵊnˌēz, -ˌās\
: a basal or proximal part (as the basal joint of the insect maxilla or the hinge of a bivalve shell)

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Origin and Etymology of cardo

Latin, hinge


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  1. Spanish Central: Translation of cardo


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