epiplastron

noun
epi·​plastron | \ ¦epə̇, ¦epē+ \
plural epiplastra or epiplastrons

Definition of epiplastron

: one of the first pair of lateral bony plates in the plastron of a turtle sometimes considered homologous with the clavicles of other vertebrates

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History and Etymology for epiplastron

epi- + plastron

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“Epiplastron.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/epiplastron. Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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