Definition of Selachii

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




Definition of Selachii

1. n. pl. An order of elasmobranchs including the sharks and rays; the Plagiostomi. Called also Selacha, Selache, and Selachoidei.

Medical Definition of Selachii

1. An order of elasmobranchs including the sharks and rays; the Plagiostomi. Synonym: Selacha, Selache, and Selachoidei. Origin: NL, fr. Gr. A fish having cartilages instead of bones. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Selachii

sejunctions
sejungible
sekaninaite
sekaninaites
sekanjabin
seke
sekitori
sekiwake
sekos
sekoses
sekt
sekts
sel
selachian
selachians
selachii (current term)
selachoid
selachoidei
selachophobia
selachostomi
seladang
seladangs
selaginella
selaginellas
selah
selahs
selamectin
selamlik
selamliks
selane

Literary usage of Selachii

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1. Text-book of Paleontology by Karl Alfred von Zittel (1902)
"The unsegmented cartilaginous cranium of the selachii is more or less imperfectly hardened with polygonal granules of phosphate of lime ; but the vertebrae ..."

2. A Manual of the Vertebrate Animals of the Northern United States: Including by David Starr Jordan (1904)
"Orders of selachii. o. Gill openings lateral SQ.UALI, 4. ao. Gill openings ventral HALS, 5 ORDER IV. SQUALL (THE SHARKS.) The typical sharks are elongate in ..."

3. Zoology: Being a Systematic Account of the General Structure, Habits by William Benjamin Carpenter, William Sweetland Dallas (1867)
"ORDER I. selachii. 575. Although Cuvier, taking the degree of ossification of the skeleton as his guide, placed the selachii with the rest of the ..."

4. Reports of the North Carolina Geological and Economic Survey (1907)
"selachii or ELASMOBRANCHII (sharks, skates, rays, etc.). it. Skeleton bony in all but a few families; ... Sub-Class selachii. The Sharks, Skates, and Rays. ..."

5. A Manual of Zoology by Richard Hertwig (1912)
"... sometimes with threads for attaching the egg to plants, etc. Order I. selachii. With the notochord more or less completely replaced by vertebral centra. ..."

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