variants or less commonly amphicelous or amphycoelous
: biconcave
used of vertebrae (as those of certain reptiles) having both the anterior and posterior surfaces of the centrum concave

Word History


Late Greek amphikoilos doubly concave, from Greek amphi- + koilos hollow

First Known Use

1866, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of amphicoelous was in 1866

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“Amphicoelous.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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