Definitions for elasmobranchii

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Elasmobranchii, subclass Elasmobranchii, Selachii, subclass Selachii(noun)

    sharks; rays; dogfishes; skates

Webster Dictionary

  1. Elasmobranchii

    a subclass of fishes, comprising the sharks, the rays, and the Chimaera. The skeleton is mainly cartilaginous

  2. Origin: [NL., fr. Gr. a metal plate + L. branchia a gill.]


  1. Elasmobranchii

    Elasmobranchii is a subclass of Chondrichthyes or cartilaginous fish, that includes the sharks and the rays and skates.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Elasmobranchii

    A subclass of cartilaginous fish comprising the SHARKS; rays; skates (SKATES (FISH);), and sawfish. Elasmobranchs are typically predaceous, relying more on smell (the olfactory capsules are relatively large) than sight (the eyes are relatively small) for obtaining their food.


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