mesopterygoid

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adjective

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

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noun

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: a mesopterygoid part (as a bone)

Word History

Etymology

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 14 Jun. 2024.

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