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: 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


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plural -s
: the epipterygoid bone

called also columella cranii

Word History



epi- + pterygoid

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“Epipterygoid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/epipterygoid. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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