noun spon·dyl·i·um \spänˈdilēəm\

Definition of spondylium



  1. :  a curved median plate for muscle attachment in the posterior part of one or both valves of a brachiopod

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Origin and Etymology of spondylium

New Latin, from Greek spondylion, from spondylos muscle of a bivalve — more at spondyl

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a trip made at another's expense

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