Eventognathi Ev`en*tog"na*thi, n. pl. [NL., fr. Dr. e'y^ well + ? within gna`qos the jaw.] (Zo["o]l.) An order of fishes including a vast number of freshwater species such as the carp, loach, chub, etc. [1913 Webster]

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  • eventognathi — ev·en·tog·na·thi …   English syllables

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  • Plectospondyli — Plec to*spon dy*li, n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. ? plaited + ?, ?, a vertebra.] (Zo[ o]l.) An extensive suborder of fresh water physostomous fishes having the anterior vertebr[ae] united and much modified; the Eventognathi. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • eventognathous — adjective see eventognathi …   Useful english dictionary

  • e|ven|tog|nath — «ih VEHN tuhg nath», noun. any of a large group of freshwater fishes which includes the carps, distinguished by the peculiar development of the lower pharyngeal bones. ╂[< New Latin Eventognathi the suborder name < Greek eu good + entós… …   Useful english dictionary

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