Pygostyle Py"go*style, n. [Gr. pygh` the rump + ? a pillar.] (Anat.) The plate of bone which forms the posterior end of the vertebral column in most birds; the plowshare bone; the vomer. It is formed by the union of a number of the last caudal vertebr[ae], and supports the uropigium. [1913 Webster]

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