amphicelous

or am·phi·coe·lous

[ am-fuh-see-luh s ]
/ ˌæm fəˈsi ləs /

adjective Anatomy, Zoology.

concave on both sides, as the bodies of the vertebrae of fishes.

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Origin of amphicelous

First recorded in 1865–70, amphicelous is from the Greek word amphíkoilos hollow at both ends. See amphi-, -cele2, -ous
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British Dictionary definitions for amphicoelous

amphicoelous
/ (ˌæmfɪˈsiːləs) /

adjective

(of the vertebrae of most fishes and some amphibians) concave at the anterior and posterior ends

Word Origin for amphicoelous

C19: from amphi- + Greek koilos hollow
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