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splenial

adjective sple·ni·al \ˈsplēnēəl\

Definition of splenial

  1. 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. 2 :  relating to a splenius muscle

  3. 3 :  of or relating to the splenium

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Origin and Etymology of splenial

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


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splenial

noun sple·ni·al \"\

Definition of splenial

plural

-s

  1. :  a splenial bone

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