Marsipobranchia
Marsipobranchia Mar"si*po*bran"chi*a, n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. ? a pouch + ? a gill.] (Zo["o]l.) A class of Vertebrata, lower than fishes, characterized by their purselike gill cavities, cartilaginous skeletons, absence of limbs, and a suckerlike mouth destitute of jaws. It includes the lampreys and hagfishes. See {Cyclostoma}, and {Lamprey}. Called also {Marsipobranchiata}, and {Marsipobranchii}. [1913 Webster]

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  • marsipobranchia — mar·si·po·bran·chia …   English syllables

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  • Marsipobranchiata — Marsipobranchia Mar si*po*bran chi*a, n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. ? a pouch + ? a gill.] (Zo[ o]l.) A class of Vertebrata, lower than fishes, characterized by their purselike gill cavities, cartilaginous skeletons, absence of limbs, and a suckerlike… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Marsipobranchii — Marsipobranchia Mar si*po*bran chi*a, n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. ? a pouch + ? a gill.] (Zo[ o]l.) A class of Vertebrata, lower than fishes, characterized by their purselike gill cavities, cartilaginous skeletons, absence of limbs, and a suckerlike… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Marsipobranch — Mar si*po*branch , n. (Zo[ o]l.) One of the Marsipobranchia. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Vertebrata — Ver te*bra ta, n. pl. [NL.] (Zo[ o]l.) One of the grand divisions of the animal kingdom, comprising all animals that have a backbone composed of bony or cartilaginous vertebr[ae], together with Amphioxus in which the backbone is represented by a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • marsipobranch — ˈmärsəpōˌbraŋk adjective or noun Etymology: New Latin Marsipobranchia : cyclostome …   Useful english dictionary

  • marsipobranchiata — see marsipobranchia …   Useful english dictionary

  • marsipobranchii — see marsipobranchia * * * Marsipobranchii /mär sip ō brangˈki ī/ plural noun The Cyclostomata (see ↑cyclostome) ORIGIN: Gr marsipos pouch, and branchia gills • • • marˈsipobranch noun marsipobranchˈiate adjective …   Useful english dictionary

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