plural noun
Am·​phi·​coe·​lia | \ ˌamfəˈsēlēə \

Definition of Amphicoelia

in some classifications
: an order of extinct crocodilians comprising Mesozoic forms with amphicoelous or amphiplatyan presacral vertebrae

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First Known Use of Amphicoelia

1860, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Amphicoelia

New Latin, from Late Greek amphikoilos + New Latin -ia

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“Amphicoelia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.

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