Xiphiplastron

Xiphiplastron

Xiph"i*plas"tron\, n.; pl. Xiphiplastra. [NL., fr. Gr. xi`fos a sword + plastron.] (Anat.) The posterior, or fourth, lateral plate in the plastron of turtles; -- called also xiphisternum.
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