amphicoelous [am΄fi sē′ləs]
Gr amphikoilos < amphi-, AMPHI- + koilos, hollow: see CAVE
concave on both sides, as the vertebrae of certain fishes

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  • amphicoelous — [am΄fi sē′ləs] adj. [Gr amphikoilos < amphi , AMPHI + koilos, hollow: see CAVE] concave on both sides, as the vertebrae of certain fishes …   English World dictionary

  • Amphicoelous — Amphicoelian Am phi*c[oe] li*an, Amphicoelous Am phi*c[oe] lous, a. [Gr. ? hollowed all round; amfi + ? hollow.] (Zo[ o]l.) Having both ends concave; biconcave; said of vertebr[ae]. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • amphicoelous — biconcave vertebrae, having both ends hollowed out, the condition in Elasmobranchii, Amia and most Teleostomi except Lepisosteus (also spelled amphicelous) …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • amphicoelous — adj. [Gr. amphi, on both sides; koilos, hollow] Being biconcave …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • amphicoelous — am·phi·coe·lous …   English syllables

  • amphicoelous — /æmfəˈsiləs/ (say amfuh seeluhs) adjective concave on both sides, as the bodies of the vertebrae of fishes. {Greek amphikoilos hollowed all round} …   Australian English dictionary

  • amphicoelous —   a. Zoology, having both surfaces concave …   Dictionary of difficult words

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  • amphicelous — amphicoelous …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • Body of vertebra — Bone: Body of vertebra A typical thoracic vertebra, viewed from above. (Body visible at top center.) …   Wikipedia

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