palatoquadrate

adjective
pal·​a·​to·​quadrate

Definition of palatoquadrate

: 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

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palatoquadrate noun

History and Etymology for palatoquadrate

palato- + quadrate

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“Palatoquadrate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/palatoquadrate. Accessed 23 Sep. 2021.

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