amphioxus
noun (plural amphioxi or -oxuses) Etymology: New Latin, from amphi- + Greek oxys sharp Date: 1847 any of a genus (Branchiostoma) of lancelets; broadly lancelet

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  • amphioxus — [ ɑ̃fjɔksys ] n. m. • 1845; de amphi et gr. oxus « pointu » ♦ Zool. Petit animal marin primitif ammophile, pourvu d une notocorde, à reproduction sexuée. ⇒ céphalocordés. ● amphioxus nom masculin (du grec oksus, pointu) Procordé des rivages… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • AMPHIOXUS — (амфиокс), или ланцетник (Amphioxus lanceolatus), представитель типа бесчерепных (Acephala), водится в песке прибрежной полосы европейских морей. По своей примитивной организации (отсутствие диференцированного головного мозга и др.) послужил… …   Большая медицинская энциклопедия

  • Amphioxus — Am phi*ox us, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? + ? sharp.] (Zo[ o]l.) A fishlike creature ({Amphioxus lanceolatus}), two or three inches long, found in temperature seas; also called the {lancelet}. Its body is pointed at both ends. It is the lowest and most… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Amphioxus — Amphioxus, Fisch, s. Röhrenherzen …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Amphioxus — ⇒ Branchiostoma …   Deutsch wörterbuch der biologie

  • amphioxus — AMPHIÓXUS s.m. v. amfiox. Trimis de LauraGellner, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DN …   Dicționar Român

  • amphioxus — [am΄fē äk′səs] n. [< AMPHI + Gr oxys, sharp] CEPHALOCHORDATE …   English World dictionary

  • Amphioxus — Cephalochordata Céphalocordés …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Amphioxus — Lanzettfischchen Lanzettfischchen Branchiostoma lanceolatum Systematik Unterabteilung: Bilateria …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • amphioxus — /am fee ok seuhs/, n., pl. amphioxi / ok suy/, amphioxuses. Zool. lancelet. [1830 40; < NL: lit., sharp at both ends < Gk amphi AMPHI + oxýs pointed] * * * or lancelet Any of certain small marine chordates (invertebrate subphylum Cephalochordata) …   Universalium

  • Amphioxus — A genus of small, translucent, fishlike chordates found in warm marine waters. Members are structurally similar to vertebrates in having a notochord, gills, digestive tract, and nerve cord, but they lack paired fins, vertebrae, ribs, or a skull.… …   Medical dictionary

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