Opisthocoela

plural noun
Opis·​tho·​coe·​la

Definition of Opisthocoela

: 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

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Other Words from Opisthocoela

opisthocoelan \ -​lən \ noun, plural -s
opisthocoelid \ ⸗¦⸗⸗¦⸗lə̇d \ adjective or noun

History and Etymology for Opisthocoela

New Latin, from neuter plural of opisthocoelus hollow behind

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“Opisthocoela.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Opisthocoela. Accessed 29 Sep. 2020.

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