rhachitomous

adjective
rha·​chit·​o·​mous
variants: or less commonly rachitomous \ rəˈkitəməs , (ˈ)ra¦k-​ \

Definition of rhachitomous

: being, having, or relating to vertebrae with centra of which the parts remain separate, an intercentrum wedge-shaped and ventral, and separate pleurocentra above and behind the intercentra

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rachi- + -tomous

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“Rhachitomous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rhachitomous. Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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