Symplectic Sym*plec"tic, a. [Gr. ? plaiting together, fr. ? to plait together.] (Anat.) Plaiting or joining together; -- said of a bone next above the quadrate in the mandibular suspensorium of many fishes, which unites together the other bones of the suspensorium. -- n. The symplectic bone. [1913 Webster]

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  • symplectic — I. (ˈ)sim|plektik adjective Etymology: Greek symplektikos of intertwining, from symplektos (verbal of symplekein to plait together, intertwine, from syn + plekein to plait) + ikos ic more at ply 1. : relating to or being an intergrowth of two… …   Useful english dictionary

  • symplectic — the small, paired, deep, endochondral bone joining the quadrate and the hyomandibular and supporting the interhyal in the hyostylic jaw (q.v.). It is cartilaginous in Acipenser and absent in Siluroidei and Anguilloidei …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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