Definition of Pygal

1. a. Situated in the region of the rump, or posterior end of the backbone; -- applied especially to the posterior median plates in the carapace of chelonians.



Definition of Pygal

1. Adjective. (anatomy) Situated in the region of the rump, or posterior end of the backbone; applied especially to the posterior median plates in the carapace of chelonians. ¹

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Definition of Pygal

1. the posterior median plate of a chelonian carapace [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pygal

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pyelography
pyelonephritic
pyelonephritides
pyelonephritis
pyeloplasties
pyeloplasty
pyemia
pyemias
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pyengadu
pyengadus
pyes
pyet
pyets
pygal (current term)
pygals
pygarg
pygargs
pygargus
pygidia
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pygidium
pygidiums
pygmaean
pygmalion
pygmalions
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pygmies
pygmoid

Literary usage of Pygal

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1. Fieldiana: Geology by Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago Natural History Museum (1907)
"The first pygal plate has the form of a wide A. Its lateral wings are co-extensive ... The second pygal is a wide irregular figure, convex on the anterior ..."

2. A Manual of the Anatomy of Vertebrated Animals by Thomas Henry Huxley (1895)
"Behind the eighth neural plate, three other median pygal plates (Fig. ... The sides of the carapace are completed, between the nuchal and pygal plates, ..."

3. The University Geological Survey of Kansas by Erasmus Haworth, Kansas Geological Survey (1898)
"The pygal has a greatly thickened anterior border, from which springs a rounded process ... The peripherals joining the pygal are not so thick in the middle ..."

4. Elementary Lessons in Zoology: A Guide in Studying Animal Life and Structure by James George Needham (1895)
"A pair of pygal plates meet on the median line, at the posterior edge. ... The margins of the shell between the nuchal and pygal plates are formed by eleven ..."

5. Publication by Palaeontographical Society (Great Britain) (1849)
"The ninth is a broad sub- crescentic plate, with the broad concave side backwards, and the space between this and the pygal plate is filled up by an equally ..."

6. Geological Series by Field Columbian Museum, Field Museum of Natural History (1907)
"The first pygal plate has the form of a wide A. Its lateral wings are co-extensive ... The second pygal is a wide irregular figure, convex on the anterior ..."

7. Elementary Lessons in Zoology: A Guide in Studying Animal Life and Structure by James George Needham (1895)
"A pair of pygal plates meet on the median line, at the posterior edge. ... The margins of the shell between the nuchal and pygal plates are formed by eleven ..."

8. Paleobiology of the Williamsburg Formation (Black Mingo Group, Paleocene) of by Albert E. Sanders (1998)
"The two pygal specimens are not readily referable to ... In general shape these resemble the pygal of ..."

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