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urostyle

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noun uro·style \ˈyu̇r-ə-ˌstī(-ə)l\

Definition of urostyle

  1. :  a long unsegmented bone that represents a number of fused vertebrae and forms the posterior part of the vertebral column of frogs and toads



Origin and Etymology of urostyle

International Scientific Vocabulary 2ur- + Greek stylos pillar — more at steer


First Known Use: 1875


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