Agnatha

plural noun

Ag·​na·​tha
ˈag-nə-thə
1
: a superclass or other division of Vertebrata comprising those without jaws compare gnathostomata
2
: a group of carnivorous air-breathing snails without jaws

Word History

Etymology

borrowed from New Latin, from a- a- entry 2 + -gnatha -gnatha

First Known Use

1865, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Agnatha was in 1865

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“Agnatha.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Agnatha. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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