Meaning of pleurocoel in English:

pleurocoel

Pronunciation /ˈplʊərə(ʊ)siːl/ /ˈplɔːrə(ʊ)siːl/

noun

  • A cavity in the side of a vertebra, characteristic of some dinosaurs and other reptile groups.

Origin

1950s; earliest use found in American Naturalist.