Definition of platymeria in English:

platymeria

noun

Anthropology
  • Flatness of the femur; the condition of a femur (often a fossil femur) in which the anteroposterior diameter of its shaft is unusually small relative to the corresponding transverse diameter.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland. From platy- + ancient Greek μηρός thigh, thigh bone + -ia, after French platymèrie. Compare platymery, platymeric, and slightly later platymerism.

Pronunciation

platymeria

/ˌplatɪˈmɪərɪə//ˌplatɪˈmɛrɪə/