urostyle

noun
uro·​style | \ ˈyu̇r-ə-ˌstī(-ə)l How to pronounce urostyle (audio) \

Definition of urostyle

: a long unsegmented bone that represents a number of fused vertebrae and forms the posterior part of the vertebral column of frogs and toads

First Known Use of urostyle

1875, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for urostyle

International Scientific Vocabulary ur- entry 2 + Greek stylos pillar — more at steer

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“Urostyle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/urostyle. Accessed 29 Jul. 2021.

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