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a.1.(Anat.) Having the mandibular arch articulated directly to the cranium, as in the skulls of the Amphibia.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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These designs are called amphistylic, hyostolic, and autostylic. (4)
Autostylic. In the autostylic architecture, the palatoquadrate is essentially fused to the chondrocranium.