Definition of Diplasiocoela
: a suborder of Salientia including the families Ranidae, Polypedatidae, and Brevicipitidae and having the anterior surface of the first seven vertebrae concave and the eighth vertebra biconcave, a firm median fusion of the shoulder girdle, and no ribs
diplasiocoelidadjective or noun
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Origin and Etymology of diplasiocoela
New Latin, from diplasio- (from Greek diplasios) + -coela (from Greek koilos hollow) — more at cave
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