plural noun
Al·​lot·​ri·​og·​na·​thi | \ əˌlä‧trēˈägnəˌthī \

Definition of Allotriognathi

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

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First Known Use of Allotriognathi

1908, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Allotriognathi

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

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“Allotriognathi.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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