cardo

noun
car·​do | \ ˈkärˌdō \
plural cardines\ -​dᵊnˌēz , -​ˌās \

Definition of cardo

: a basal or proximal part (as the basal joint of the insect maxilla or the hinge of a bivalve shell)

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History and Etymology for cardo

Latin, hinge

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“Cardo.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cardo. Accessed 24 January 2020.

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