clasping organ


clasping organ
clasper

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • chimaera — /ki mear euh, kuy /, n. 1. any fish of the family Chimaeridae, the male of which has a spiny clasping organ over the mouth. 2. any similar fish of the group Holocephali, which includes this family. 3. chimera. [1795 1805; see CHIMERA] * * * ▪… …   Universalium

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