phyllospondylous

adjective
phyl·​lo·​spon·​dy·​lous

Definition of phyllospondylous

: 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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New Latin Phyllospondyli + English -ous

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“Phyllospondylous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phyllospondylous. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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