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  • n. A median process on the front part of the neural arch of the vertebrae of most snakes and some lizards, which fits into a fossa called the zygantrum on the back part of the arch in front.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A median process on the front part of the neural arch of the vertebr√¶ of most snakes and some lizards, which fits into a fossa, called the zygantrum, on the back part of the arch in front.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In herpetology, the wedge-shaped process from the fore part of the neural arch of the vertebr√¶ of serpents and some lizards, which fits into a corresponding fossa, the zygantrum, on the posterior part of the neural arch of a preceding vertebra, and serves thus to interlock the series of arches more effectually than would be done by zygapophyse's alone. Compare cut under zygantrum

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