Definition of lepospondylous
1 : having vertebrae enclosing the notochord each of which consists of a cylinder of bone shaped like an hourglass in longitudinal section —used especially of some extinct stegocephalian amphibians
2 [New Latin Lepospondyli + English -ous] : of or relating to the Lepospondyli
3 : having the vertebral centra develop directly as bone
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Origin and Etymology of lepospondylous
lepo- + spondylous
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