symplectic

Symplectic

Sym*plec"tic\, a. [Gr. ? plaiting together, fr. ? to plait together.] (Anat.) Plaiting or joining together; -- said of a bone next above the quadrate in the mandibular suspensorium of many fishes, which unites together the other bones of the suspensorium. -- n. The symplectic bone.
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