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Agnatha

[ag-nuh-thuh]
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noun
  1. the class of vertebrates comprising the lampreys, hagfishes, and several extinct forms, having no jaws or paired appendages.
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Origin of Agnatha

1875–80; < New Latin, equivalent to Greek a- a-6 + -gnatha, neuter plural of -gnathos -gnathous
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  • Radula with elongated and pointed teeth, like those of the Agnatha; a jaw present.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 5

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