cardo definition

  • noun:
    • The basal joint regarding the maxilla in bugs.
    • The hinge of a bivalve shell.
    • In conchology, the hinge of a bivalve shell.
    • In entomology, the basal joint associated with the maxilla, a narrow transverse piece, articulating with the lower region of the mind.
    • In Myriapoda, the distal or outside one of two pieces of which the protomala or alleged mandible comprises, others piece becoming the stipes. See á¹—rotomala, and cut-under epilabrum. A. S. Packard.
    • in pelecypod mollusks, the primitive hinge: contrasted utilizing the articulus or adult hinge.
    • the two intersecting main streets for the Roman military camp or castrum, the other being the decumanus. The same arrangement can be found in the prehistoric pile-settlements of northern Italy.

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