Definition of Ostracodermi

1. Noun. Extinct group of armored jawless vertebrates; taxonomy is not clear.




Definition of Ostracodermi

1. n. pl. A suborder of fishes of which Ostracion is the type.

Medical Definition of Ostracodermi

1. A suborder of fishes of which Ostracion is the type. Origin: NL, fr. Gr. Shell of a testacean + skin. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ostracodermi

ostracism
ostracisms
ostracite
ostracites
ostracizable
ostracization
ostracizations
ostracize
ostracized
ostracizes
ostracizing
ostracod
ostracoda
ostracode
ostracoderm
ostracodermi (current term)
ostracoderms
ostracodes
ostracods
ostracoid
ostracoidea
ostracoids
ostracon
ostracum
ostraka
ostrakon
ostrasize
ostrea
ostreaceous
ostreaculture

Literary usage of Ostracodermi

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1. A Text-book of Zoology by Thomas Jeffery Parker, William Aitcheson Haswell (1921)
"The ostracodermi are a group of Palaeozoic Fishes of uncertain affinity, characterised by the extraordinary development of the exoskeleton of the head and ..."

2. Text-book of Paleontology by Karl Alfred von Zittel (1902)
"ostracodermi Cope. Early Palaeozoic fishes with persistent notochord, and endoskeleton not calcified. Mandible and arches for paired fins apparently absent. ..."

3. An Introduction to the Study of Fossils (plants and Animals) by Hervey Woodburn Shimer (1914)
"3. Give distinguishing characters of Class Cyclostomata, also a living and a possible fossil example. CLASS B, ostracodermi ..."

4. The Zoological Record ...: Being Records of Zoological Literature by Zoological Record Association (London, England), Zoological Society of London (1892)
"ostracodermi. This subclass is divided into two orders by AS WOODWARD, Cat. foss. Fish, ii, p. ... ostracodermi ..."

5. Report of the Annual Meeting (1900)
"That is, however, not in accordance with the view of the late Professor Cope, that the ostracodermi are more related to the ..."

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