variants or less commonly psaloid
: of, relating to, or constituting the fornix (see fornix sense 1c)

Word History


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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