• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Pterygoquadrate (Anat) Of, pertaining to, or representing the pterygoid and quadrate bones or cartilages.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • pterygoquadrate Pertaining to the pterygoid bone proper and to the quadrate bone, or suspensorium of the lower jaw, as in a vertebrate below mammals: as, the pterygoquadrate articulation.
    • pterygoquadrate Combining elements of the pterygoid and quadrate bones: as, the pterygoquadrate cartilage of a shark.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Pterygoid, + quadrate,