Definition of Elasmobranchii

1. Noun. Sharks; rays; dogfishes; skates.




Definition of Elasmobranchii

1. n. pl. A subclass of fishes, comprising the sharks, the rays, and the Chimæra. The skeleton is mainly cartilaginous.

Medical Definition of Elasmobranchii

1. A subclass of fishes, comprising the sharks, the rays, and the Chimaera. The skeleton is mainly cartilaginous. Origin: NL, fr. Gr. A metal plate + L. Branchia a gill. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Elasmobranchii

elapids
elapine
elaps
elapse
elapsed
elapsed time
elapses
elapsing
elapsion
elase
elasipoda
elasmobranch
elasmobranches
elasmobranchiate
elasmobranchiates
elasmobranchii (current term)
elasmobranchs
elasmosaurid
elasmosaurids
elasmosaurus
elastance
elastance unit
elastane
elastase
elastases
elastic
elastic artery
elastic band
elastic band fixation
elastic bandage

Literary usage of Elasmobranchii

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1. A Text-book of Zoology by Thomas Jeffery Parker, William Aitcheson Haswell (1921)
"Sub-Class I.—elasmobranchii. The sub-class elasmobranchii comprises the Sharks, Dog-fishes, and Rays. The skeleton of these fishes, like that of the Cyclo- ..."

2. Vertebrate Zoölogy by Horatio Hackett Newman (1920)
"There are 32 families of elasmobranchii, 9 of which are extinct. ... SUB-CLASS I. elasmobranchii The present day sharks, though not as primitive as the ..."

3. Elements of the Comparative Anatomy of Vertebrates by Robert Wiedersheim, William Newton Parker (1897)
"elasmobranchii and Holocephali.—The brain of these Fishes, like that of Cyclostomes, is in many respects of a specialised form, characteristic of, ..."

4. Fishes by David Starr Jordan (1907)
"CHAPTER XIV THE CLASS elasmobranchii OR SHARK-LIKE FISHES.—TRUE SHARKS HE Sharks.—The gap between the lancelets and the lampreys is a very wide one. ..."

5. A Manual of Zoology by Richard Hertwig (1912)
"... which have an unequal total cleavage, the eggs of fishes have a discoidal segmentation. Sub Class I. elasmobranchii ..."

6. A Manual of Zoology for the Use of Students with a General Introduction on by Henry Alleyne Nicholson (1871)
"In most of the above characters it will be seen at once thai the elasmobranchii agree with the Ganoid fishes, especially as regards the structure of the ..."

7. Synopsis of the Fishes of North America by David Starr Jordan, Charles Henry Gilbert (1883)
"elasmobranchii. • (The Selachians.) Skeleton cartilaginous ; skull without sutures. Body with median ani] paired fins; the ventral fins abdominal; ..."

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