Definition of procoelous in English:

procoelous

adjective

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

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Thomas Huxley (1825–1895), biologist and science educationist. From pro- + ancient Greek κοῖλος hollow + -ous.

Pronunciation

procoelous

/prəʊˈsiːləs/