Hyostylic

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Hyostylic (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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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • hyostylic Having the lower jaw suspended from the skull by a special suspensorium: the opposite of autostylic.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Hyo-, + Gr. a pillar