Definition of platycoelous in English:

platycoelous

adjective

Zoology
  • Designating or characterized by a vertebral centrum which is flat in front and hollow behind.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in The Century Dictionary. From platy- + ancient Greek κοῖλος hollow + -ous.

Pronunciation

platycoelous

/ˌplatɪˈsɪːləs/