plural noun

: an order or suborder of oceanic teleost fishes comprising the opah, the dealfishes, ribbonfishes, and related forms

Word History


New Latin, from Greek allotrio- (from allotrios strange) + gnathoi, plural of gnathos jaw

First Known Use

1908, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Allotriognathi was in 1908

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“Allotriognathi.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jun. 2023.

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