amphicelous
amphicoelous

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • amphicelous — /am feuh see leuhs/, adj. Anat., Zool. concave on both sides, as the bodies of the vertebrae of fishes. Also, amphicoelous. [1865 70; < Gk amphíkoilos hollow at both ends. See AMPHI , CELE2, OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • amphicelous — Concave at each end, as the body of a vertebra of a fish. [amphi + G. koilos, hollow] * * * am·phi·ce·lous (am″fe seґlus) [amphi + Gr. koilos hollow] concave on both sides; said of the vertebral centra of certain cold blooded vertebrates.… …   Medical dictionary

  • amphicelous — am·phi·ce·lous …   English syllables

  • amphicelous — adjective see amphicoelous * * * /am feuh see leuhs/, adj. Anat., Zool. concave on both sides, as the bodies of the vertebrae of fishes. Also, amphicoelous. [1865 70; < Gk amphíkoilos hollow at both ends. See AMPHI , CELE2, OUS] …   Useful english dictionary

  • amphicoelous — biconcave vertebrae, having both ends hollowed out, the condition in Elasmobranchii, Amia and most Teleostomi except Lepisosteus (also spelled amphicelous) …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • vertebra amphicoelica — (plural vertebrae amphicoelicae)) amphicoelous vertebra (biconcave vertebrae, having both ends hollowed out, the condition in Elasmobranchii, Amia and most Teleostomi except Lepisosteus (also spelled amphicelous)) …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • dicelous — Having two cavities or excavations on opposite surfaces. [G. di , two, + koilos, hollow] * * * di·ce·lous (di seґləs) [di + cel(o) 2 + ous] 1. amphicelous. 2. having two cavities …   Medical dictionary

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