psalloid

adjective
psal·​loid
variants: or less commonly psaloid \ ˈsaˌlȯid \

Definition of psalloid

: of, relating to, or constituting the fornix (see fornix sense 1c)

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History and Etymology for psalloid

New Latin psalloides, from Greek psallein to play upon a stringed instrument + Latin -oides -oid; from the lines on the fornix suggesting strings

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“Psalloid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/psalloid. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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