from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. That part of the pterygoid which in birds articulates with the palatal bone or with the basipterygoid process of the sphenoid, or with both.
- n. In ichthyology, a bone between the pterygoid and metapterygoid which usually helps to wall in the orbital cavity behind and below. It is not infrequently absent.
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