Autostylic Au`to*styl"ic, a. [Auto- + Gr. sty^los pillar.] (Anat.) Having the mandibular arch articulated directly to the cranium, as in the skulls of the Amphibia. [1913 Webster]

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  • autostylic — au·to·sty·lic …   English syllables

  • autostylic — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷+|stīlik adjective Etymology: aut + stylic : having the jaws connected directly with the cranium (as chimaeras, lungfishes, amphibians, and higher vertebrates) instead of indirectly by the hyoid arch sometimes distinguished from… …   Useful english dictionary

  • autostylic jaw suspension — a type of suspension where the upper jaw is connected directly to the chondrocranium (instead of fastened to the hyomandibular, the hyostylic suspension) by a process from, or fusion with, the palatoquadrate, e.g. in Dipnoi …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • Dipnoi — noun bony fishes of the southern hemisphere that breathe by a modified air bladder as well as gills; sometimes classified as an order of Crossopterygii • Syn: ↑subclass Dipnoi • Hypernyms: ↑class • Member Holonyms: ↑Osteichthyes, ↑class… …   Useful english dictionary

  • amphistylic — lik adjective Etymology: amphi + stylic : having the upper jaw partly free from the brain case and braced by the hyomandibular cartilage (as in certain primitive sharks) compare autostylic, hyostylic …   Useful english dictionary

  • holostylic — |hälō|stīlik, |hōl adjective Etymology: hol + stylic : having the jaws connected directly with the cranium holostylic chimaeras compare autostylic …   Useful english dictionary

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