peg-and-socket

adjective

Definition of peg-and-socket

: of, relating to, or constituting the method of jointing of the scales in ganoid fishes by which processes suggestive of pegs on the anterior end of a scale fit into corresponding depressions in the posterior end of the one in front of it

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“Peg-and-socket.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/peg-and-socket. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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