Opisthocoela

plural noun Opis·tho·coe·la

Definition of Opisthocoela

  1. :  a suborder of Salientia comprising frogs and toads having short free ribs and vertebrae that are concave behind but not in front and including the families Discoglossidae and Pipidae

opisthocoelan

\-lən\ noun, plural

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opisthocoelid

adjective or noun

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Origin and Etymology of opisthocoela

New Latin, from neuter plural of opisthocoelus hollow behind — more at opisthocoelous


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