Definition of metapterygoid in English:

metapterygoid

noun

Ichthyology
  • A bone of the skull of a teleostean fish, located posterior to the pterygoid.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Thomas Huxley (1825–1895), biologist and science educationist. From meta- + pterygoid.

Pronunciation

metapterygoid

/mɛtə(p)ˈtɛrɪɡɔɪd/