opisthodetic

adjective
opis·​tho·​det·​ic

Definition of opisthodetic

: situated behind the beak used of the ligament of a bivalve mollusk — compare prosodetic

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History and Etymology for opisthodetic

Greek opisthodetos tied behind (from opisth- + detos, verbal of dein to tie, bind) + English -ic

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“Opisthodetic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/opisthodetic. Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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