Amphirhina

plural noun

Am·​phi·​rhi·​na
ˌamfəˈrīnə
in some classifications
: a primary division of Vertebrata having double nasal chambers and including all vertebrates except the lancelets and cyclostomes
amphirhinal
¦⸗⸗¦rīnᵊl
adjective
amphirhine
ˈ⸗⸗ˌrīn
adjective

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from amphi- + -rhina (from Greek rhin-, rhis nose)

First Known Use

1869, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Amphirhina was in 1869

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“Amphirhina.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Amphirhina. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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