Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Situated upon or above the pterygoid bone.
  • noun In herpetology, a cartilage-bone, developed in some reptiles, which abuts on the superior face of the pterygoid.
  • noun In ornithology, a hook-like process developed on the inner edge of the pterygoid near its articulation with the quadrate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Anat.) Situated upon or above the pterygoid bone.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective anatomy Situated upon or above the pterygoid bone.
  • noun An epipterygoid bone or cartilage; the columella in the skulls of many lizards.

Etymologies

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epi- +‎ pterygoid

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