pterygoquadrate

adjective
pter·​y·​go·​quadrate | \ ¦terə(ˌ)gō+ \

Definition of pterygoquadrate

: of, relating to, or constituting the upper half of the first branchial arch that gives rise in lower vertebrates to most of the upper jaw

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pteryg- + quadrate

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“Pterygoquadrate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pterygoquadrate. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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