amphicoelous

amphicelous

[am-fuh-see-luhs]
adjective Anatomy, Zoology.
concave on both sides, as the bodies of the vertebrae of fishes.
Also, amphicoelous.


Origin:
1865–70; < Greek amphíkoilos hollow at both ends. See amphi-, -cele2, -ous

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amphicoelous (ˌæmfɪˈsiːləs)
 
adj
(of the vertebrae of most fishes and some amphibians) concave at the anterior and posterior ends
 
[C19: from amphi- + Greek koilos hollow]

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