mesopterygoid

adjective
meso·​pterygoid | \ ¦me|(ˌ)zō, ¦mē|, |(ˌ)sō+ \

Definition of mesopterygoid

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: oriented with respect to the pterygoids specifically : being or relating to a part or a process of the pterygoid bone of a bird, to a distinct pterygoid element of a bony fish articulating in front with the palatine, behind with the metapterygoid, and laterally with the pterygoid, or to the space in a mammal between the pterygoids of opposite sides

mesopterygoid

noun
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Definition of mesopterygoid (Entry 2 of 2)

: a mesopterygoid part (as a bone)

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History and Etymology for mesopterygoid

Adjective

mes- + pterygoid, adjective

Noun

mes- + pterygoid, noun

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“Mesopterygoid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mesopterygoid. Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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