from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In herpetology, the wedge-shaped process from the fore part of the neural arch of the vertebræ of serpents and some lizards, which fits into a corresponding fossa, the zygantrum, on the posterior part of the neural arch of a preceding vertebra, and serves thus to interlock the series of arches more effectually than would be done by zygapophyse's alone. Compare cut under
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Anat.) A median process on the front part of the neural arch of the vertebræ of most snakes and some lizards, which fits into a fossa, called the
zygantrum, on the back part of the arch in front.
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- noun anatomy A
median processon the front part of the neuralarch of the vertebraeof most snakesand some lizards, which fits into a fossacalled the zygantrumon the back part of the arch in front.
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