platycelous

adjective
platy·​ce·​lous
variants: or platycoelous \ ¦platē¦sēləs \ or less commonly platycelian or platycoelian \ -​lēən , -​lyən \

Definition of platycelous

of a vertebra
: flat or concave ventrally and convex dorsally — compare opisthocoelous

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History and Etymology for platycelous

platy- + -cele, -coele + -ous or -an

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“Platycelous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/platycelous. Accessed 5 Aug. 2021.

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