Definition of Petromyzon
1. Noun. Typical lampreys.
Generic synonyms: Fish Genus
Group relationships: Family Petromyzontidae, Petromyzontidae
Member holonyms: Petromyzon Marinus, Sea Lamprey
Medical Definition of Petromyzon
1. Primitive marine vertebrate (Class Agnatha) with eel like body and lacking true jaws. Their relatively simple nervous system has been studied in some detail. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Petromyzon
Literary usage of Petromyzon
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Catalogue of the Fishes in the British Museum by Albert Carl Ludwig Gotthilf Günther (1870)
"A. The second dorsal fin continuous with the caudal. Maxillary tooth bicuspid I. Petromyzon, p. ... Petromyzon argenteus, Kirtland, Host. Journ. y<it. ..."
2. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1883)
"Petromyzon. By WILLIAM KITCHEN PARKER, FRS Received January 10,—Read January 18, 1883. [PLATES 8, 10, 14, 15, and 18-26. ..."
3. College zoology by Robert William Hegner (1918)
"THE LAMPREY — Petromyzon Petromyzon marinus, the sea lamprey (Fig. 352, C), inhabits the waters ... Petromyzon."
4. Reports of Explorations and Surveys: To Ascertain the Most Practicable and by United States War Dept, Joseph Henry, United States Army. Corps of Engineers, Spencer Fullerton Baird (1855)
"Gills in separate partitions of ^he chest. SYN.—Petromyzon, LINN. Syst. ... The genus Petromyzon, as characterized above, is restricted within narrower ..."
5. Summarized Proceedings ... and a Directory of Members by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1888)
"REMARKS ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF Petromyzon. By Prof. WB SCOTT, Princeton, NJ [ABSTRACT.] MY paper in the Morphologisches Jahrbuch for 1881 gives an account of ..."
6. Synopsis of the Fishes of North America by David Starr Jordan, Charles Henry Gilbert (1883)
"It U possibly only a variety of Petromyzon marinus. Numerous other Lampreys have been described from our waters, but we find them un- ..."
7. A Text-book of Zoology by Thomas Jeffery Parker, William Aitcheson Haswell (1921)
"THE LAMPREY (Petromyzon). Three species of Lamprey are common in the Northern Hemisphere : the Sea-lamprey (P. marinus), which attains a length of a ..."
8. The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization by Georges Cuvier, Pierre André Latreille (1831)
"... I, xxiii, 1; Petromyzon cirrhatus, Forster; Bl., Schn., p. 532; from the South Seas. (3) 1 ) NB The figure of the Planeri, Bl., 78, 3, ..."