[ sahy-kluh-stohm, sik-luh- ]
/ ˈsaɪ kləˌstoʊm, ˈsɪk lə- /
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belonging or pertaining to the Cyclostomata, a subclass of jawless, eellike, marine vertebrates of the class Agnatha, comprising the lampreys and hagfishes.
having a circular mouth.
a cyclostome vertebrate; a lamprey or hagfish.
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Example sentences from the Web for cyclostome
In the amphioxus, as has been said, the cranio-spinal axis alone exists; the Cyclostome fishes are but a step higher.History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume II (of 2)|John William Draper
The cyclostome fishes have, so far, been discovered only in Scotland, in the tiny Palaeospondylus.
British Dictionary definitions for cyclostome
/ (ˈsaɪkləˌstəʊm, ˈsɪk-) /
any primitive aquatic jawless vertebrate of the class Cyclostomata, such as the lamprey and hagfish, having a round sucking mouth and pouchlike gills
of, relating to, or belonging to the class Cyclostomata
Also called: marsipobranch
Derived forms of cyclostomecyclostomate (saɪˈklɒstəmɪt, -ˌmeɪt) or cyclostomatous (ˌsaɪkləʊˈstɒmətəs, -ˈstəʊmə-, ˌsɪk-), adjective
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Scientific definitions for cyclostome
[ sī′klə-stōm′ ]
Any of various jawless fish of the order Cyclostomata, having a long, eellike body without scales, a cartilaginous skeleton, and a disklike mouth used for sucking juices from prey. Cyclostomes include the hagfish and lampreys, although some scientists classify these two groups as separate orders.
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