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quadrate

 [kwod´rāt]
square or squared.
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qua·drate

(kwah'drāt),
Having four equal sides; square.
[L. quadratus, square]
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quadrate

(kwŏd′rāt′, -rĭt)
n.
1.
a. A square or cube.
b. An approximately square or cubic area, space, or object.
2. Zoology A bone or cartilaginous structure of the skull, joining the upper and lower jaws in birds, fish, reptiles, and amphibians.
adj.
1. Having four sides and four angles; square or rectangular.
2. Zoology Of or being the quadrate bone or cartilage.
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quad·rate

(kwahd'rāt)
Having four equal sides; square.
[L. quadratus, square]
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quadrate

a cartilage bone at the back end of the upper jaw in the majority of vertebrates. In mammals it becomes the INCUS of the ear, but in most other vertebrates forms the articulation of the lower jaw.
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