hypoplastron definition

  • noun:
    • the 3rd horizontal plate into the plastron of turtles.
    • The third lateral dish inside plastron of turtles; -- called also hyposternum.
    • The Next lateral piece of the plastron of a turtle: applied by Huxley (“Anat. Vert.,” p. 174) from what other individuals call hyposternum. See second-cut under Chelonia.

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