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symplectic

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

Definition of symplectic

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

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Origin and Etymology of symplectic

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

noun \ " \

Definition of symplectic

plural -s
: the symplectic bone

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