postorbitosquamosal arch

noun

post·​or·​bi·​to·​squamosal arch
: a bony arch made up of fused portions of the postorbital and squamosal bones that separates the two temporal openings in a diapsid reptile

Word History

Etymology

postorbit(al) + -o- + squamosal

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“Postorbitosquamosal arch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/postorbitosquamosal%20arch. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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