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epi- +‎ pterygoid


epipterygoid (not comparable)

  1. (anatomy) Situated upon or above the pterygoid bone.


epipterygoid (plural epipterygoids)

  1. An epipterygoid bone or cartilage; the columella in the skulls of many lizards.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for epipterygoid in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)