or am·phi·coe·lous

[am-fuh-see-luh s]

Origin of amphicelous

First recorded in 1865–70, amphicelous is from the Greek word amphíkoilos hollow at both ends. See amphi-, -cele2, -ous Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for amphicoelous


  1. (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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