Definition of opisthocoelous in English:

opisthocoelous

adjective

Zoology
  • Designating or relating to vertebrae whose centra are concave posteriorly.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Henry Nicholson (1844–1899), biologist and geologist. From opistho- + ancient Greek κοῖλος hollow + -ous.

Pronunciation

opisthocoelous

/əˌpɪsθəˈsiːləs/