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amphioxus

[ am-fee-ok-suhs ]
/ 藢忙m fi藞蓲k s蓹s /
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noun, plural am路phi路ox路i [am-fee-ok-sahy], /藢忙m fi藞蓲k sa瑟/, am路phi路ox路us路es.
Zoology. lancelet.
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Origin of amphioxus

1830鈥40; <New Latin: literally, sharp at both ends <Greek amphi-amphi- + ox媒s pointed
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British Dictionary definitions for amphioxus

amphioxus
/ (藢忙mf瑟藞蓲ks蓹s) /

noun plural -oxi (-藞蓲ksa瑟) or -oxuses
another name for the lancelet

Word Origin for amphioxus

C19: from New Latin: both ends being sharp, from amphi- + Greek oxus sharp
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Scientific definitions for amphioxus

amphioxus
[ 膬m鈥瞗膿-艔ks蓹s ]

See lancelet.
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