branchiostoma definition

  • noun:
    • the lancelet (Amphioxus lanceolatus)
    • The lancelet. See amphioxus.
    • A genus of leptocardians in which the lips is surrounded by fringes, that have been in the past mistakenly supposed to have the features of branchiƦ: synonymous with Amphioxus.
    • A genus of myriapods.

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