an·​o·​mo·​coe·​lous | \ ¦anə(ˌ)mō¦sēləs \

Definition of anomocoelous

: concave in front used of a vertebra in which the anterior surface of the centrum is hollowed out while the posterior surface is flat or convex

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First Known Use of anomocoelous

1922, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for anomocoelous

anom- + coelous

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“Anomocoelous.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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