xiphiplastron

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The fourth lateral piece of the plastron of a turtle; one of the pair of terminal pieces of the plastron in Chelonia, called xiphisternum by some. See cuts under plastron and Chelonia.

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

  • noun (Anat.) The posterior, or fourth, lateral plate in the plastron of turtles; -- called also xiphisternum.

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

  • noun the posterior, or fourth lateral plate in the plastron of a turtle

Etymologies

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Ancient Greek ξίφος (xiphos, "sword") + plastron

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