urostyle

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1875, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of urostyle was in 1875

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Cite this Entry

“Urostyle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/urostyle. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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