What does family branchiostomidae mean?

Definitions for family branchiostomidae
fam·i·ly bran·chios·to·mi·dae

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  1. Amphioxidae, family Amphioxidae, Branchiostomidae, family Branchiostomidaenoun



  1. family branchiostomidae

    Family Branchiostomidae is a taxonomic categorization found in the scientific field of biology. This family is part of the subphylum Cephalochordata, under the phylum Chordata, the taxonomic group that includes all vertebrates. The most well-known and frequently studied member of the Branchiostomidae family is the lancelet, also known as amphioxus. These marine animals are characterized by their elongated, fish-like shape, although they are not truly fish because they lack a backbone, and they have distinctive segments along their bodies and a notochord. These creatures also feature a pharynx with gill-slits, hence the name "branchiostome" which means "gill-mouth". They play key roles in scientific research, particularly in areas related to vertebrate evolution.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of family branchiostomidae in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of family branchiostomidae in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6


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    not established or confirmed
    A ectomorphic
    B unsealed
    C equivalent
    D soft-witted

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