One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Any of the rib-like dermal bones in the abdominal wall of certain extant and fossil reptiles and related vertebrates.
Early 19th century; earliest use found in James Parkinson (1755–1824), surgeon and palaeontologist. After French fausse côte abdominale.
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