urohyal

adjective
uro·​hy·​al | \ ¦yu̇rō¦hīəl \

Definition of urohyal

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : of, relating to, or being a median posterior bony element of the hyoid arch attached between the hypohyals of a fish
2 : of, relating to, or being a median posterior process or a separate piece extending backward from the basihyal and forming a basibranchial element of a bird

urohyal

noun
\ " \
plural -s

Definition of urohyal (Entry 2 of 2)

: a urohyal element

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History and Etymology for urohyal

Adjective

International Scientific Vocabulary ur- entry 2 + hy- + -al

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“Urohyal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/urohyal. Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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