Urostyle
Urostyle U"ro*style, n. [2d uro- + Gr. ? a pillar.] (Anat.) A styliform process forming the posterior extremity of the vertebral column in some fishes and amphibians. [1913 Webster]

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  • urostyle — [yʀostil] n. m. ÉTYM. Mil. XXe; de 2. uro , et style. ❖ ♦ Didact. (anat., zool.). Os long résultant de la fusion des vertèbres caudales, chez les Anoures. 0 Les vertèbres caudales (…) sont fusionnées en un élément unique, l Urostyle, complètement …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • urostyle — noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary 2ur + Greek stylos pillar more at steer Date: 1875 a long unsegmented bone that represents a number of fused vertebrae and forms the posterior part of the vertebral column of frogs and toads …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • urostyle — 1) the small upturned posterior tip of the vertebral column, generally formed of a slender, pointed rod of cartilage, or fused vertebrae and associated elements (in homocercal caudal fins of Teleostomi) 2) the fan like series of bones… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • urostyle — /yoor euh stuyl /, n. Anat. the fused vertebrae at the posterior end of the spinal column of some fishes and tailless amphibians. [1870 75; URO 2 + STYLE2] * * * …   Universalium

  • urostyle — noun A styliform process forming the posterior extremity of the vertebral column in some fishes and amphibians …   Wiktionary

  • urostyle — uro·style …   English syllables

  • urostyle — u•ro•style [[t]ˈyʊər əˌstaɪl[/t]] n. anat. the fused vertebrae at the posterior end of the spinal column of tailless amphibians • Etymology: 1870–75 …   From formal English to slang

  • urostyle — /ˈjurəstaɪl/ (say yoohruhstuyl) noun a bone formed by the fusion of all or part of the caudal vertebrae in some fish and such amphibians as frogs and toads. {uro 2 + style (def. 17) …   Australian English dictionary

  • urostyle — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌstīl noun ( s) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary ur (II) + style 1. : a long rodlike unsegmented bone representing a number of fused vertebrae that forms the posterior part of the vertebral column of frogs and toads 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Triadobatrachus — Triadobatrachus …   Wikipédia en Français

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