opisthocoelous

adjective

opis·​tho·​coe·​lous
-ləs
: of, relating to, or being a vertebra that is concave behind with the anterior end of the centrum flat or convex and the posterior concave

Word History

Etymology

New Latin opisthocoelus, from opisth- + Greek koilos hollow

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“Opisthocoelous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/opisthocoelous. Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

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