Williston law


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Wil·lis·ton law

as the vertebrate scale is ascended, the number of bones in the cranium is reduced.

Wil·lis·ton law

(wil'is-tŏn law)
As the vertebrate scale is ascended, the number of bones in the cranium is reduced.

Williston,

Samuel Wendell, U.S. paleontologist, 1852-1918.
Williston law - as the vertebrate scale is ascended, the number of bones in the skull is reduced.