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amphioxus

[ am-fee-ok-suhs ]
/ ˌæm fiˈɒk səs /
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noun, plural am·phi·ox·i [am-fee-ok-sahy], /ˌæm fiˈɒk saɪ/, am·phi·ox·us·es.

Zoology. lancelet.

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Origin of amphioxus

1830–40; <New Latin: literally, sharp at both ends <Greek amphi-amphi- + oxýs pointed
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British Dictionary definitions for amphioxus

amphioxus
/ (ˌæmfɪˈɒksəs) /

noun plural -oxi (-ˈɒksaɪ) 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
[ ăm′fē-ŏksəs ]

See lancelet.
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