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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Peculiarly or strangely jointed, as a mammal's vertebræ; having certain accessory articulations of the dorsolumbar vertebræ, as the American edentates: the opposite of nomarthral.


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  • According to the OED, 'having peculiar accessory articulations in the vertebrae, as the American edentates'.

    September 28, 2008