[ ag-nuh-thuh n ]
/ ˈæg nə θən /
any member of the vertebrate class Agnatha.
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British Dictionary definitions for agnathan
/ (æɡˈneɪθən) /
any jawless eel-like aquatic vertebrate of the superclass Agnatha, which includes the lampreys and hagfishes
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
[ ăg′nə-thən ]
Lacking a jaw.
See jawless fish.
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