Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having the lower jaw suspended from the skull by a special suspensorium: the opposite of autostylic.

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

  • adjective (Anat.) Having the mandible suspended by the hyomandibular, or upper part of the hyoid arch, as in fishes, instead of directly articulated with the skull as in mammals; -- said of the skull.

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  • adjective anatomy Having the mandible suspended by the hyomandibular, or upper part of the hyoid arch, as in fishes, instead of directly articulated with the skull as in mammals.

Etymologies

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Ancient Greek

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