Definition of Elasmobranchii
1. Noun. Sharks; rays; dogfishes; skates.
Group relationships: Chondrichthyes, Class Chondrichthyes
Member holonyms: Elasmobranch, Selachian, Family Hexanchidae, Hexanchidae, Family Lamnidae, Lamnidae, Cetorhinidae, Family Cetorhinidae, Alopiidae, Family Alopiidae, Family Orectolobidae, Orectolobidae, Carchariidae, Family Carchariidae, Family Odontaspididae, Odontaspididae, Family Rhincodontidae, Rhincodontidae, Family Scyliorhinidae, Scyliorhinidae, Carcharhinidae, Family Carcharhinidae, Family Triakidae, Triakidae, Family Squalidae, Squalidae, Family Sphyrnidae, Sphyrnidae, Family Squatinidae, Squatinidae, Order Torpediniformes, Torpediniformes, Batoidei, Order Batoidei, Order Rajiformes, Rajiformes
Generic synonyms: Class
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
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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; ..."