zygantrum

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

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 4 Mar. 2024.

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