(?), a. [Gr. wing + , , ear.] (Anat.) Of or pertaining to, or designating, a bone between the protic and epiotic in the dorsal and outer part of the periotic capsule of many fishes. -- n. The pterotic bone.
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The pterotic bone is so called because fancied in some cases to resemble in form a bird's wing
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(?), n.;
pl. E. Pterygiums (#), L. Pterygia (#).
[NL., fr. Gr. , properly a dim, akin to a feather.] (Med.) A superficial growth of vascular tissue radiating in a fanlike manner from the cornea over the surface of the eye.
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