symplectic

adjective
sym·​plec·​tic | \ (ˈ)sim¦plektik \

Definition of symplectic

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : relating to or being an intergrowth of two different minerals (as in ophicalcite, myrmekite, or micropegmatite)
2 : relating to or being a bone between the hyomandibular and the quadrate in the mandibular suspensorium of many fishes that unites the other bones of the suspensorium

symplectic

noun
\ " \
plural -s

Definition of symplectic (Entry 2 of 2)

: the symplectic bone

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History and Etymology for symplectic

Adjective

Greek symplektikos of intertwining, from symplektos (verbal of symplekein to plait together, intertwine, from syn- + plekein to plait) + -ikos -ic

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“Symplectic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/symplectic. Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.

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