Definition of procoelous in English:

procoelous

Pronunciation /prəʊˈsiːləs/

adjective

Zoology
  • Designating or relating to vertebrae whose centra are concave anteriorly. Also: (of a reptile) having such vertebrae, as a crocodile. Compare "amphicoelous", opisthocoelous .

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Thomas Huxley (1825–1895), biologist and science educationist. From pro- + ancient Greek κοῖλος hollow + -ous.