zy·​gan·​trum | \ zīˈgan‧trəm, zə̇ˈ- \
plural zygantra\ -​rə \ also zygantrums

Definition of zygantrum

: a fossa on the posterior median part of the neural arch of a vertebra (as of a snake) that accommodates the zygosphene of the next vertebra

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History and Etymology for zygantrum

New Latin, from zyg- + Late Latin antrum cavity of the body

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“Zygantrum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zygantrum. Accessed 17 May. 2021.

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