Xiphiplastron

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Xiphiplastron (Anat) The posterior, or fourth, lateral plate in the plastron of turtles; -- called also xiphisternum.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n xiphiplastron 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.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., fr. Gr. xi`fos a sword + plastron,