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[uh-nas-pid] /əˈnæs pɪd/
noun, Paleontology.
any member of an extinct order, Anaspida, of small, freshwater jawless fishes of the Silurian and Devonian periods, characterized by a single nostril, narrow rows of scales, and, usually, an armor-plated head.
Origin of anaspid
< New Latin Anaspida name of the order, equivalent to an- an-3 + Greek aspid- (stem of aspís shield) + -a neuter plural noun ending Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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