agnathan

[ ag-nuh-thuhn ]

noun
  1. any member of the vertebrate class Agnatha.

adjective

Origin of agnathan

1

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British Dictionary definitions for agnathan

agnathan

/ (æɡˈneɪθən) /


noun
  1. any jawless eel-like aquatic vertebrate of the superclass Agnatha, which includes the lampreys and hagfishes

adjective
  1. of, relating to, or belonging to the superclass Agnatha: See also cyclostome

Origin of agnathan

1
C19: from New Latin agnatha, from a- 1 + Greek gnathos jaw

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Scientific definitions for agnathan

agnathan

[ ăgnə-thən ]


Adjective
  1. Lacking a jaw.

Noun

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