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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The posterolateral ossification in the sternum of birds.
  • n. The part resulting from such ossification.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The postero-lateral ossification in the sternum of birds; also, the part resulting from such ossification.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In ornithology, the posterior lateral piece or special ossification of the sternum, behind the pleurosteon, on each side of the lophosteon. See cut under carinate.

Etymologies

New Latin, from Ancient Greek after + bone. (Wiktionary)

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