hyostylic definition

  • adjective:
    • getting the mandible suspended by the hyomandibular, or top an element of the hyoid arch, such as fishes, instead of directly articulated with all the skull as in mammals.
    • getting the mandible suspended because of the hyomandibular, or upper area of the hyoid arch, as in fishes, in the place of right articulated aided by the head as in animals; -- stated regarding the skull.
  • others:
    • obtaining the reduced jaw suspended from the skull by a particular suspensorium: the contrary of autostylic.
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