Plec`to*spon"dy*li\, n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. ? plaited + ?, ?, a vertebra.] (Zo["o]l.) An extensive suborder of fresh-water physostomous fishes having the anterior vertebr[ae] united and much modified; the Eventognathi.
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