opisthocoelous


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opisthocoelous

[ə¦pis·thə¦sē·ləs]
(anatomy)
Of, related to, or being a vertebra with the centrum convex anteriorly and concave posteriorly.
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In addition, in the Deccan Intertrappean beds, no single amphicoelous or opisthocoelous vertebra has been reported, and all available vertebral specimens appear to belong to procoelous Neobatrachia, an anuran clade that includes taxa more derived than discoglossids (PRASAD & RAGE, 2004).