from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Approaching a right angle in form; a little obtuse or acute.
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The base part is subrectangular in section, and the bottom is slightly but evenly convex.
Illustrated Catalogue of a Portion of the Collections Made During the Field Season of 1881 Third Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1881-82, Government Printing Office, Washington, 1884, pages 427-510
This consists of an opening, usually of oval or subrectangular form in elevation, placed at the junction of the roof with a vertical wall.
* In other chelids, the nasals are subrectangular bones located just posterior to the single bony nostril opening.
Distal end subrectangular in distal view with articular surface extending onto external face of shaft.
The distal articular end is subrectangular in distal view with a broader medial face.
The distal articular surface is missing the caudal half; however, the cross-sectional shape is subrectangular with a distinctly flat articular face.