epipterygoid

adjective
epi·​pterygoid | \ ¦epə̇, ¦epē+ \

Definition of epipterygoid

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: situated above or upon the pterygoid : relating to or being a slender bone in the skull of most lizards and some other reptiles that extends between the pterygoid and the parietal or anterior end of the pro-otic

epipterygoid

noun
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plural -s

Definition of epipterygoid (Entry 2 of 2)

: the epipterygoid bone

called also columella cranii

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Adjective

epi- + pterygoid

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“Epipterygoid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/epipterygoid. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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