: of, relating to, or replacing the palatine and quadrate bones
especially : constituting a series of bones or a continuous cartilaginous rod that forms part of the upper jaw or roof of the mouth of most vertebrates other than mammals
palatoquadrate noun

Word History


palato- + quadrate

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“Palatoquadrate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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