Definition of Gnathostome

1. Noun. A vertebrate animal possessing true jaws.

Generic synonyms: Craniate, Vertebrate
Group relationships: Gnathostomata, Superclass Gnathostomata



Definition of Gnathostome

1. Noun. (zoology) Any vertebrate with jaws, including amphibians, reptiles, mammals, and most modern fish. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gnathostome

gnathodynamometers
gnathography
gnathological
gnathology
gnathonic
gnathoplasties
gnathoplasty
gnathopod
gnathopodite
gnathopodites
gnathopods
gnathoschisis
gnathostatics
gnathostegite
gnathostoma
gnathostome (current term)
gnathostomes
gnathostomiasis
gnatlike
gnatling
gnatlings
gnats
gnattier
gnattiest
gnatty
gnatworm
gnatworms
gnaw at

Literary usage of Gnathostome

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1. Journal of Morphology by Wistar Institute of Anatomy and Biology (1892)
"Sense organ 5 of the Cyclostome stage has divided to produce the sense organ 9, and the sense organ complex 15 of the gnathostome stage, or the macula ..."

2. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1906)
"... was developed by a transformation of the jaw apparatus from the maxillo-man- dibular apparatus of some gnathostome ancestor, and these views, ..."

3. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences by New York Academy of Sciences (1916)
"... and ingesting microscopic food particles, into pre-gnathostome animals with ... and to the formation of a synthetic or gnathostome type of head, ..."

4. Fishes by David Starr Jordan (1907)
"... have always been a doubtful group, anatomy and palaeontology contributing but imperfect evidence as to their position in the gnathostome phylum. ..."

5. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1899)
"No cranial nerve of any gnathostome vertebrate has retained all these components. In the head each sensory component, as a physiological adaptation, ..."

6. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1899)
"No cranial nerve of any gnathostome vertebrate has retained all these components. In the head each sensory component, as a physiological adaptation, ..."

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