pygostyle

noun
py·​go·​style | \ ˈpīgəˌstīl \
plural -s

Definition of pygostyle

1 : a plate of bone that forms the posterior end of the vertebral column in most birds and is formed by the union of vertebrae
2 obsolete : vomer

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History and Etymology for pygostyle

pyg- + -style

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“Pygostyle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pygostyle. Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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