phyllospondylous

adjective phyl·lo·spon·dy·lous

Definition of phyllospondylous

  1. :  being or having vertebrae with a hypocentrum but no pleurocentra, the neural arch extending down to enclose the notochord and form transverse processes to support the ribs —used especially of a larval labyrinthodont amphibian

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Origin and Etymology of phyllospondylous

New Latin Phyllospondyli + English -ous


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