epiplastron

noun

epi·​plastron
¦epə̇,
¦epē+
plural epiplastra or epiplastrons
: one of the first pair of lateral bony plates in the plastron of a turtle sometimes considered homologous with the clavicles of other vertebrates

Word History

Etymology

epi- + plastron

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“Epiplastron.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/epiplastron. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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