splenial

adjective
sple·​ni·​al | \ ˈsplēnēəl \

Definition of splenial

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : of, relating to, or being a thin membrane bone on the inner side of the mandible of many vertebrates below mammals that resembles a splint and is usually in close relation with the dentary
2 : relating to a splenius muscle
3 : of or relating to the splenium

splenial

noun
\ " \
plural -s

Definition of splenial (Entry 2 of 2)

: a splenial bone

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History and Etymology for splenial

Adjective

in senses 1 & 2, from New Latin splenius + English -al; in sense 3, from New Latin splenium + English -al

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“Splenial.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/splenial. Accessed 29 Jul. 2021.

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