urostyle

[ yoo r-uh-stahyl ]
/ ˈyʊər əˌstaɪl /
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noun Anatomy.

the fused vertebrae at the posterior end of the spinal column of some fishes and tailless amphibians.

Nearby words

  1. uroschesis,
  2. uroscopic,
  3. uroscopy,
  4. urosepsis,
  5. urostomy,
  6. urothorax,
  7. uroureter,
  8. urquhart,
  9. urquhart castle,
  10. urquhart, sir thomas

Origin of urostyle

First recorded in 1870–75; uro-2 + -style2

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British Dictionary definitions for urostyle

urostyle

/ (ˈjʊərəʊˌstaɪl) /

noun

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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