aphetohyoidean
the primitive condition of jaw suspension for gnathostomes (jawed fishes and relatives) where there is a non-suspensory hyoid arch behind a full post-mandibular gill slit

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • aphetohyoidean — aph·e·to·hy·oi·de·an …   English syllables

  • aphetohyoidean — ēən noun ( s) Etymology: New Latin Aphetohyoidea + English an : placoderm …   Useful english dictionary

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