Selachostomi Sel`a*chos"to*mi, n. pl. [NL. See {Selachii}, and {Stoma}.] (Zo["o]l.) A division of ganoid fishes which includes the paddlefish, in which the mouth is armed with small teeth. [1913 Webster]

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  • selachostomi — sel·a·chos·to·mi …   English syllables

  • selachostomi — ˌseləˈkästəˌmī noun plural Usage: capitalized Etymology: New Latin, from Greek selachos cartilaginous fish + New Latin stomi in some classifications : an order of ganoid fishes comprising the paddlefishes …   Useful english dictionary

  • selachostomous — |selə|kästəməs adjective Etymology: New Latin Selachostomi + English ous : of or relating to the Selachostomi …   Useful english dictionary

  • chondrostei — känˈdrästēˌī noun plural Usage: capitalized Etymology: New Latin, from chondr + ostei (plural of osteus) : an order of Teleostomi comprising fishes having a largely cartilaginous skeleton and skin that is scaleless or bears bony bucklers and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • selachostome — ˈseləkəˌstōm, sə̇ˈlak noun ( s) Etymology: New Latin Selachostomi : paddlefish …   Useful english dictionary

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