• Definition for "elasmobranchii"
    • A subclass of fishes, comprising the sharks, the…
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elasmobranchii definition

  • noun-plural:
    • A subclass of fishes, comprising the sharks, the rays, plus the Chimæra. The skeleton is especially cartilaginous.
    • A subclass of fishes, comprising the sharks, the rays, in addition to Chimæra. The skeleton is principally cartilaginous.
    • A subclass of fishes, comprising the sharks, the rays, together with Chimæra. The skeleton is primarily cartilaginous.
  • others:
    • a course, subclass, or order of fishes, otherwise referred to as Chondropterygii and Selachii, like the sharks and skates: so-named from lamellar branchiæ, or plate-like gills.
    • A class, subclass, or purchase of fishes, usually generally Chondropterygii and Selachii, such as the sharks and skates: so named from lamellar branchiæ, or plate-like gills.
    • a course, subclass, or order of fishes, otherwise known as Chondropterygii and Selachii, including the sharks and skates: so-named from the lamellar branchiæ, or plate-like gills.
  • noun:
    • sharks; rays; dogfishes; skates
    • sharks; rays; dogfishes; skates
    • sharks; rays; dogfishes; skates
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