noun syn·aptychus \¦sin, sə̇n+\

Definition of synaptychus

  1. :  an operculum of two parts united in the median line (as in some ammonites)

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Origin and Etymology of synaptychus

New Latin, from syn- + aptychus

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capable of being understood in two ways

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