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Meaning of "pygostyle" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF PYGOSTYLE

pygostyle  [ˈpaɪɡəʊˌstaɪl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PYGOSTYLE

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Pygostyle is a noun.
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WHAT DOES PYGOSTYLE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

pygostyle

Pygostyle

Pygostyle refers to a number of the final few caudal vertebrae fused into a single ossification, supporting the tail feathers and musculature. In modern birds, the rectrices attach to these. The pygostyle is the main component of the uropygium, a structure colloquially known as parson's nose, pope's nose, or sultan's nose. This is the fleshy protuberance visible at the posterior end of a bird that has been dressed for cooking. It has a swollen appearance because it also contains the uropygial gland that produces preen oil.

Definition of pygostyle in the English dictionary

The definition of pygostyle in the dictionary is a vertebral bone in birds.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PYGOSTYLE


araeostyle
əˈriːəʊˌstaɪl
areostyle
əˈriːəʊˌstaɪl
big-style
ˈbɪɡˌstaɪl
decastyle
ˈdɛkəˌstaɪl
dodecastyle
dəʊˈdɛkəˌstaɪl
freestyle
ˈfriːˌstaɪl
hairstyle
ˈhɛəˌstaɪl
hexastyle
ˈhɛksəˌstaɪl
hypostyle
ˈhaɪpəʊˌstaɪl
lifestyle
ˈlaɪfˌstaɪl
metrostyle
ˈmɛtrəˌstaɪl
monostyle
ˈmɒnəʊˌstaɪl
pentastyle
ˈpɛntəˌstaɪl
peristyle
ˈpɛrɪˌstaɪl
polystyle
ˈpɒlɪˌstaɪl
pycnostyle
ˈpɪknəʊˌstaɪl
substyle
ˈsʌbˌstaɪl
tetrastyle
ˈtɛtrəˌstaɪl
turnstile
ˈtɜːnˌstaɪl
urostyle
ˈjʊərəʊˌstaɪl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PYGOSTYLE

pygal
pygarg
pygidia
pygidial
pygidium
pygmaean
Pygmalion
pygmean
pygmies
pygmoid
pygmy
pygmy chimpanzee
pygmy glider
pygmy marmoset
pygmy possum
pygmyish
pygmyism
pyic
pyin
pyinkado

WORDS THAT END LIKE PYGOSTYLE

alpine-style
antistyle
araeosystyle
champagne lifestyle
cyclostyle
Decorated style
distyle
doggy style
endostyle
enstyle
house style
management style
New Style
nonstyle
old style
old-style
oldstyle
prostyle
restyle
style
systyle

Synonyms and antonyms of pygostyle in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «pygostyle» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PYGOSTYLE

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The translations of pygostyle from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «pygostyle» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

pygostyle
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

pigostilo
570 millions of speakers

English

pygostyle
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

pygostyle
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

pygostyle
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

pygostyle
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

pigóstilo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

pygostyle
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

pygostyle
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pygostyle
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Pygostyl
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

尾端骨
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

pygostyle
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Pygostyle
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

pygostyle
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

pygostyle
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पायगोस्टाइल
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

pygostyle
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

pigostilo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

pygostyle
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

pygostyle
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

pigostil
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

pygostyle
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

pygostyle
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

pygostyle
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

pygostyle
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of pygostyle

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PYGOSTYLE»

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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PYGOSTYLE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about pygostyle

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PYGOSTYLE»

Discover the use of pygostyle in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to pygostyle and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Pygostyle
This is the fleshy protuberance visible at the posterior end of a bird (most commonly a chicken or turkey) that has been dressed for cooking. It has a swollen appearance because it also contains the uropygial gland that produces preen oil.
Lambert M Surhone, Mariam T Tennoe, Susan F Henssonow, 2011
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Inner Bird: Anatomy and Evolution, The
At the end of the spine, the vertebrae are so completely fused into the pygostyle that even passages for the lateral nerves have disappeared. Between the two fused sections, 5 to 8 caudal vertebrae survive as independent bones to give the tail ...
Gary W. Kaiser, 2010
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Mesozoic Birds: Above the Heads of Dinosaurs
Camera lucida drawing of the last free caudal vertebrae and pygostyle. Abbreviations: cv, caudal vertebrae; vp, proximal ventral process of the pygostyle. exposed in lateral view and proposed the presence of keellike ventral processes.
Luis M. Chiappe, Lawrence M. Witmer, 2002
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Living Dinosaurs: The Evolutionary History of Modern Birds
The origin of short-tailed birds Despite the fact that the abbreviation of the long skeletal tail and the evolution of a pygostyle is one of the most apparent avian transitions and closely related to the fine-tuning of avian flight, the evolutionary ...
Dr. Gareth Dyke, Gary Kaiser, 2011
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Coming to Peace with Science: Bridging the Worlds Between ...
First, you will remember from Thanksgiving dinners that modern birds have something we sometimes refer to as the "parson's nose" at their tail end (officially the structure is called a pygostyle). The pygostyle is the equivalent of a bird's tail.
Darrel R. Falk, 2004
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Avian Flight
The tail is supported by a few caudal vertebrae and the pygostyle, a fusion of the last vertebrae of the vertebral column (Baumel 1979). There is considerable variety in tail shapes and sizes. Hypotheses on the relationships between form and ...
John J. Videler, 2005
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krishna's Chordata
Caudal vertebrae The synsacrum is followed by four or five free caudal vertebrae and a pygostyle. (/) Free caudal : The free caudal vertebrae are small and characterized by the presence of small centrum, somewhat cylindrical transverse  ...
Dr. M. C. Bhatnagar, Dr. Geeta Bansal
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Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals
Pygostyle. In some species adapted to sudden short burst of flight (Galliforms, chicken-like birds such as chickens, turkeys, pheasants, and quail), the last cervical vertebra and first several thoracic vertebrae fuse to form the notarium.
R. Michael Akers, D. Michael Denbow, 2013
9
Last of the Dinosaurs: The Cretaceous Period
Although consisting of only a partial postcranial skeleton, this specimen is significant because the blunt tail of this oviraptorosaur ended with several short, fused vertebrae, a feature interpreted by some paleontologists as that of a pygostyle.
Thom Holmes, 2008
10
The Complete Dinosaur
The distal 10 or so tail vertebrae are fused to form a pygostyle, with four or five free vertebrae being present in addition. Rectrices are absent, and only a narrow tuft of unspecialized feathers surrounds the pygostyle. However, some specimens ...
M. K. Brett-Surman, Thomas R. Holtz, James Orville Farlow, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PYGOSTYLE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term pygostyle is used in the context of the following news items.
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Comment les poulets ont perdu leur queue (qui pourrait revenir pour …
Comparé à l'embryon du 17e jour, le squelette de poulet adulte a une queue libre plus courte, et son pygostyle est composé de davantage de vertèbres ... «Sciences et Avenir, Jun 15»
2
Prehistoric Bird Sported Feather 'Arrows' On Its Butt (VIDEO, PHOTOS)
... mx, maxilla; pub, pubes; py, pygostyle; ra, rachis; rc, right coracoid; rh, right humerus; rr, right radius; rt, right tibiotarsus; rtmt, right metatarsals; ru, right ulna; sp, ... «Headlines & Global News, Jun 15»
3
Turkey Talk: Anatomy of the Bird at the Center of the Feast
... hollow, with considerable fusion — particularly in the pelvis, the back, and tail vertebrae (called the pygostyle), and at the end of the wing among the digits. «Live Science, Nov 14»
4
'Chickenosaurus': paleontologist aims to re-create the dinosaur in …
Instead, they have a complicated appendage called a pygostyle, with short, fused vertebrae and connected muscles that allow them to control and fan out their ... «Sydney Morning Herald, Nov 14»
5
Famous paleontologist Jack Horner says in less than 10 years, he …
Instead, they have a complicated appendage called a pygostyle, with short, fused vertebrae and connected muscles that allow them to control and fan out their ... «National Post, Nov 14»
6
Paleontologist Jack Horner is hard at work trying to turn a chicken …
Instead, they have a complicated appendage called a pygostyle, with short, fused vertebrae and connected muscles that allow them to control and fan out their ... «Washington Post, Nov 14»
7
Deinocheirus Exposed: Meet The Body Behind the Terrible Hand
Lee's team also showed that the bones at the end of Deinocheirus's tail were fused into a single structure called a pygostyle—a feature that, in modern birds, ... «National Geographic, Oct 14»
8
The evolution of feathers
These dinosaurs have a pygostyle, with the final few vertebrae fused to form a ridged, blade-like structure. In the fossils of five types of oviraptorid — including ... «ABC Science Online, Jul 14»
9
Shake Your Tail Bone! (and shape your skeleton, if you're a bird)
Even though the pygostyle is a pitiful-looking bone, it (and its surrounding tissues) are important for anchoring the spectacular tail feathers of many birds. In turn ... «PLoS Blogs, Mar 14»
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Vogelschwänze sind an Jagdmethoden angepasst
Felice RN, O'Connor PM (2014) Ecology and Caudal Skeletal Morphology in Birds: The Convergent Evolution of Pygostyle Shape in Underwater Foraging Taxa. «Tierwelt, Feb 14»

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