Definitions for placodermˈplæk əˌdɜrm

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

plac•o•dermˈplæk əˌdɜrm(n.)

  1. any of various extinct jawed fishes of the class Placodermi, chiefly of the Devonian Period: many were armored in bony plates.

    Category: Paleontology

Origin of placoderm:

1855–60; < NL Placodermi name of the class, pl. of placodermus=placo- (< Gk; see placoid , -o -) +-dermus -derm

Princeton's WordNet

  1. placoderm(noun)

    fish-like vertebrate with bony plates on head and upper body; dominant in seas and rivers during the Devonian; considered the earliest vertebrate with jaws


  1. placoderm(Noun)

    A member of an extinct group of fish with armored heads; the group lived during the Silurian and Devonian periods.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Placoderm(noun)

    one of the Placodermi


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