pessulus


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pessulus

[′pes·yə·ləs]
(vertebrate zoology)
A bar composed of cartilage or bone that crosses the windpipe of a bird at its division into bronchi.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

pessulus

A bolt for fastening a leaf of an ancient Roman door. These doors, usually having two leaves, had two (sometimes four) bolts fixed to them—one at the top and one at the bottom of each leaf.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.