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pygo- +‎ -al


pygal (not comparable)

  1. (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.


pygal (plural pygals)

  1. (anatomy) The posterior median or supracaudal plate of a chelonian carapace.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for pygal in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)