hyostylic

Hyostylic

Hy`o*styl"ic\, a. [Hyo- + Gr. ? a pillar.] (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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