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agnathan

[ ag-nuh-thuhn ]
/ ˈæg nə θən /
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noun

any member of the vertebrate class Agnatha.

adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for agnathan

agnathan
/ (æɡˈneɪθən) /

noun

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

adjective

of, relating to, or belonging to the superclass AgnathaSee also cyclostome

Word Origin for agnathan

C19: from New Latin agnatha, from a- 1 + Greek gnathos jaw
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Scientific definitions for agnathan

agnathan
[ ăgnə-thən ]

Adjective

Lacking a jaw.

Noun

See jawless fish.
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