Symbranchia
Symbranchii Sym*bran"chi*i, n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. sy`n with + ? a gill.] (Zo["o]l.) An order of slender eel-like fishes having the gill openings confluent beneath the neck. The pectoral arch is generally attached to the skull, and the entire margin of the upper jaw is formed by the premaxillary. Called also {Symbranchia}. [1913 Webster]

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  • symbranchia — sym·bran·chia …   English syllables

  • symbranchia — simˈbraŋkēə Etymology: New Latin, from sym + branchia synonym of symbranchii …   Useful english dictionary

  • Symbranchii — Sym*bran chi*i, n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. sy n with + ? a gill.] (Zo[ o]l.) An order of slender eel like fishes having the gill openings confluent beneath the neck. The pectoral arch is generally attached to the skull, and the entire margin of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • symbranchii — simˈbraŋkēˌī noun plural Usage: capitalized Etymology: New Latin, alteration of Symbranchia : an order of teleost tropical fishes resembling the true eels (order Apodes) but having the maxillaries and premaxillaries well developed and the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • symbranchiate — I. ēə̇t, ēˌāt adjective Etymology: New Latin Symbranchia + English ate : of or relating to the Symbranchii II. noun ( s) : symbranch …   Useful english dictionary

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