Definition of Hexanchus
1. Noun. A genus of Hexanchidae.
Generic synonyms: Fish Genus
Group relationships: Family Hexanchidae, Hexanchidae
Member holonyms: Cow Shark, Hexanchus Griseus, Six-gilled Shark
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hexanchus
Literary usage of Hexanchus
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Fishes by David Starr Jordan (1907)
"None of these, however, appear before Cretaceous time, a fact which may indicate that the simplicity of structure in hexanchus and ..."
2. Journal of Anatomy and Physiology by Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland (1876)
"It is a striking fact that in hexanchus (JZ VI. p. 524) the first branchial nerve is to ... (ii) There are in hexanchus at least five branchial nerves (in ..."
3. A Manual of Zoology by Thomas Jeffery Parker, William Aitcheson Haswell (1905)
"There are always five pairs of branchial arches, except in hexanchus and Chlamydoselachus, which have six, ..."