Epipterygoid Ep`ip*ter"y*goid, a. [Pref. epi- + pterygoid.] (Anat.) Situated upon or above the pterygoid bone. -- n. An epipterygoid bone or cartilage; the columella in the skulls of many lizards. [1913 Webster]

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  • epipterygoid — I. |epə̇, |epē+ adjective Etymology: epi + pterygoid : situated above or upon the pterygoid : relating to or being a slender bone in the skull of most lizards and some other reptiles that extends between the pterygoid and the parietal or anterior …   Useful english dictionary

  • epipterygoid — epi·pterygoid …   English syllables

  • Columella — Col u*mel la, n. [L., dim. of columen column. See {Column}.] 1. (Bot.) (a) An axis to which a carpel of a compound pistil may be attached, as in the case of the geranium; or which is left when a pod opens. (b) A columnlike axis in the capsules of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • column bone — noun : epipterygoid II …   Useful english dictionary

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