graviportal

graviportal

[¦grav·ə¦pȯrd·əl]
(bilogy)
Weight-bearing.
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Coleman has also remarked that the rhino on Domitian's coins was portrayed accurately, except for its hind legs, (25) "which have a pronounced 'elbow', like those of a bear, instead of being graviportal (pillar-like, .
A schematic representation of vertebrate design, with two models of fossil vertebrate reconstruction and a reevaluation of graviportal adaptation.