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amphioxus

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noun am·phi·ox·us \ˌam(p)-fē-ˈäk-səs\

Definition of amphioxus

plural

-oxi

\-ˌsī\ or

amphioxuses

  1. :  any of a genus (Branchiostoma) of lancelets; broadly :  lancelet



Origin and Etymology of amphioxus

New Latin, from amphi- + Greek oxys sharp


First Known Use: 1847


Medical Dictionary

amphioxus

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noun am·phi·ox·us \ˌam(p)-fē-ˈäk-səs\

Medical Definition of amphioxus

plural

amphioxi

\-ˌsī, -ˌsē\play play or

amphioxuses

  1. :  a lancelet of the genus Branchiostoma; broadly :  lancelet




Amphioxus

noun am·phi·ox·us

Medical Definition of Amphioxus

taxonomic synonym of branchiostoma


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