Definition of autostylic in English:

autostylic

adjective

Zoology
  • Having a skull in which the palatoquadrate element of the upper jaw is attached to or fused with the cranium; designating a jaw or skull with suspension of this kind, found in dipnoan and chimaeroid fishes and in tetrapods.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Thomas Huxley (1825–1895), biologist and science educationist. From auto- + ancient Greek στῦλος pillar + -ic.

Pronunciation

autostylic

/ˌɔːtə(ʊ)ˈstʌɪlɪk/