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A long bone formed from fused vertebrae at the base of the vertebral column in some lower vertebrates, especially frogs and toads.
- ‘Anurans also have nine or fewer presacral vertebrae (usually eight), and the three or four posterior to the sacrum are fused into a rod called the urostyle.’
- ‘The caudal vertebrae have been fused into a single rod-shaped skeletal element (the urostyle or coccyx) that lies between the ilia, in effect moving the tail internally.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.