platycelous

adjective platy·ce·lous \¦platē¦sēləs\\-lēən, -lyən\
variants: or

platycoelous

\¦platē¦sēləs\ less commonly

platycelian

or

platycoelian

\-lēən, -lyən\

Definition of platycelous

of a vertebra

  1. :  flat or concave ventrally and convex dorsally — compare opisthocoelous

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Origin and Etymology of platycelous

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


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