metosteon definition

  • noun:
    • The posterolateral ossification in sternum of wild birds.
    • The part caused by such ossification.
    • The postero-lateral ossification within the sternum of wild birds; additionally, the part caused by such ossification.
    • In ornithology, the posterior lateral piece or unique ossification of sternum, behind the pleurosteon, for each region of the lophosteon. See cut-under carinate.
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