I. \(ˈ)sim|plektik\ adjective
Etymology: Greek symplektikos of intertwining, from symplektos (verbal of symplekein to plait together, intertwine, from syn- + plekein to plait) + -ikos -ic — more at ply
1. : relating to or being an intergrowth of two different minerals (as in ophicalcite, myrmekite, or micropegmatite)
2. : relating to or being a bone between the hyomandibular and the quadrate in the mandibular suspensorium of many fishes that unites the other bones of the suspensorium
II. noun (-s)
: the symplectic bone

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