Chevron bones
Chevron Chev"ron (sh[e^]v"r[u^]n), n. [F., rafter, chevron, from ch['e]vre goat, OF. chevre, fr. L. capra she-goat. See {Cheveril}.] 1. (Her.) One of the nine honorable ordinaries, consisting of two broad bands of the width of the bar, issuing, respectively from the dexter and sinister bases of the field and conjoined at its center. [1913 Webster]

2. (Mil.) A distinguishing mark, above the elbow, on the sleeve of a non-commissioned officer's coat. [1913 Webster]

3. (Arch.) A zigzag molding, or group of moldings, common in Norman architecture. [1913 Webster]

{Chevron bones} (Anat.), The V-shaped subvertebral arches which inclose the caudal blood vessels in some animals. [1913 Webster]


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  • Chevron — Chev ron (sh[e^]v r[u^]n), n. [F., rafter, chevron, from ch[ e]vre goat, OF. chevre, fr. L. capra she goat. See {Cheveril}.] 1. (Her.) One of the nine honorable ordinaries, consisting of two broad bands of the width of the bar, issuing,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Chevron (anatomy) — Diplodocus chevron A chevron is one of a series of bones on the ventral (under) side of the tail in many reptiles, dinosaurs (such as Diplodocus; see picture), and some mammals such as kangaroos and manatees. Their main function is to protect… …   Wikipedia

  • chevron bone — noun Etymology: chevron (I) : hemal arch b(2) * * * chevron bone, a V shaped bone articulating with, and forming an inverted arch beneath, the spinal column of many vertebrates, especially in the caudal region. The series of such bones forms a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Diplodocus — Not to be confused with Diplocaulus. Chordata Diplodocus Temporal range: Late Jurassic, 154–150 Ma …   Wikipedia

  • Apatosaurus — Taxobox name = Apatosaurus fossil range = Late Jurassic image caption = Current Apatosaurus excelsus skeletal mount at the American Museum of Natural History image width = 300px regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Sauropsida superordo …   Wikipedia

  • Hypapophyles — Hypapophysis Hy pa*poph y*sis, n.; pl. {Hypapophyles}. [NL. See {Hypo }, and {Apophysis}.] (Anat.) A process, or other element, of a vertebra developed from the ventral side of the centrum, as h[ae]mal spines, and chevron bones. {Hy pa*po*phys… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hypapophysial — Hypapophysis Hy pa*poph y*sis, n.; pl. {Hypapophyles}. [NL. See {Hypo }, and {Apophysis}.] (Anat.) A process, or other element, of a vertebra developed from the ventral side of the centrum, as h[ae]mal spines, and chevron bones. {Hy pa*po*phys… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hypapophysis — Hy pa*poph y*sis, n.; pl. {Hypapophyles}. [NL. See {Hypo }, and {Apophysis}.] (Anat.) A process, or other element, of a vertebra developed from the ventral side of the centrum, as h[ae]mal spines, and chevron bones. {Hy pa*po*phys i*al}, a. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Subcaudal — Sub*cau dal, a. (Anat.) Situated under, or on the ventral side of, the tail; as, the subcaudal, or chevron, bones. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tyrannosaurus — T. rex redirects here. For other uses, see T. rex (disambiguation). Bilateria Tyrannosaurus rex Temporal range: Late Cretaceous, 67–65.5 Ma …   Wikipedia

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