- Zoology. lancelet.
Origin of amphioxus
1830–40; < New Latin: literally, sharp at both ends < Greek amphi- amphi- + oxýs pointed
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Examples from the Web for amphioxus
This shows that Amphioxus is a comparatively primitive type.Stories of the Universe: Animal Life
Amphioxus, like the tunicates, does not possess the characteristics of other vertebrates.The Origin of Vertebrates
Walter Holbrook Gaskell
The skeleton of Amphioxus is partly hypoblastic, partly mesoblastic in origin.The Vertebrate Skeleton
Sidney H. Reynolds
I remarked that his friend next door had shown me an Amphioxus.The Journal of a Disappointed Man
Wilhelm Nero Pilate Barbellion
Wilson, separation of segmentation spheres of amphioxus egg, 60.The Biological Problem of To-day
- another name for the lancelet
C19: from New Latin: both ends being sharp, from amphi- + Greek oxus sharp
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