pygostyle

[pahy-guh-stahyl]
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noun Ornithology.

the bone at the posterior end of the spinal column in birds, formed by the fusion of several caudal vertebrae.

Nearby words

  1. pygmy chimpanzee,
  2. pygmy glider,
  3. pygmy hippopotamus,
  4. pygmy owl,
  5. pygmy possum,
  6. pyin,
  7. pyinkado,
  8. pyjama,
  9. pyjamas,
  10. pyknic

Origin of pygostyle

1870–75; < Greek pȳgo- (combining form representing pȳgḗ rump) + stŷlos pillar

Related formspy·go·styled, adjectivepy·go·sty·lous, adjective

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