urostyle

[yoo r-uh-stahyl]

Origin of urostyle

First recorded in 1870–75; uro-2 + -style2
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British Dictionary definitions for urostyle

urostyle

noun
  1. the bony rod forming the last segment of the vertebral column of frogs, toads, and related amphibians

Word Origin for urostyle

C19: from uro- ² + Greek stulos pillar
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