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  1. xiphiplastron(Noun)

    the posterior, or fourth lateral plate in the plastron of a turtle

  2. Origin: ξίφος + plastron

Webster Dictionary

  1. Xiphiplastron(noun)

    the posterior, or fourth, lateral plate in the plastron of turtles; -- called also xiphisternum

  2. Origin: [NL., fr. Gr. xi`fos a sword + plastron.]

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