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Re: Acoelous?

In a message dated 2/1/2000 8:36:08 AM Pacific Standard Time, 
martin.barnett3@virgin.net writes:

> > platycoelous- flat-concave  "flat hollow"          |_(
>  > 'acoelous'- "no hollow"                       ?-   (_)

>  What would be the translation of "flat convex" or has no such vertebral
>  condition been found?

I think that "platycoelous" means that the concave surface of the vertebra is 
fairly flat, rather than deeply hollowed.

Also, I'm guessing that "acoelous" is a cover that can apply to either 
platycoelous [_] or biconvex (_) vertebrae.

--Nick P.