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Definition of the noun selachian
What does selachian mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: selachians
- any of numerous fishes of the class Chondrichthyes characterized by a cartilaginous skeleton and placoid scales: sharks; rays; skates
- lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
- synonym of selachian: elasmobranch
- more generic terms: cartilaginous fish / chondrichthian = fishes in which the skeleton may be calcified but not ossified
- more specific words:
- member of: Elasmobranchii / Selachii / subclass Elasmobranchii / subclass Selachii = sharks; rays; dogfishes
Definition of the adjective selachian
What does selachian mean as an attribute of a noun?
- [zoology] Pertaining to the genus Selache, comparising various sharks; shark-like.
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The Encyclopaedia Britannica (1911)
A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information
In the fishes and higher vertebrates the dorsal and ventral roots unite, though in selachian (shark) embryos F. M. Balfour says that the dorsal and ventral roots alternate (The Development of Elasmobranch Fishes, London, 1878). When limbs ...
Dictionary of Flavors (2017)
by Dolf De Rovira, Sr.
Shark (selachian family) – Including hammerhead shark (Sphyrna zygaena), picked dogfish (Squalus acnthias), smooth hound (Mustelkus spp.), large spotted dogfish (Scyliorhinus stellaris), and school shark (Galeorhinus galeus).
by Philip D. Morehead
anguilliform, selachian, etc.; piscatory, piscatorial. Quotations—Who hears the fishes ...
The Describer's Dictionary (1995)
A Treasury of Terms and Literary Quotations by David Grambs
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by Clive Upton, William A. Kretzschmar, Jr.
nt Sejanus BR st'd geinos AM so'd geinos Selachian BR si'lekion, -z AM soleikion, -z seladang BR ...
by Charles Carter
a selachian, cartilagl- fish. tndi4Si>«S», n. cartilage, ...
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Video shows what selachian means. Pertaining the superorder Selachimorpha, division , or similar grouping, including extant sharks, or its members.
Scrabble value of S1E1L1A1C3H4I1A1N1
The value of this 9-letter word is 14 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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