: flat at both ends
used of vertebrae having both anterior and posterior surfaces of the centrum flat

Word History


amphi- + Greek platys flat + English -an

First Known Use

1876, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of amphiplatyan was in 1876

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“Amphiplatyan.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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