Anaspida

plural noun

An·​as·​pi·​da
-pədə
: a class or other division of primitive fishlike ostracoderms having a heterocercal tail and a covering of small elongated scales and known from Silurian-Devonian transition beds of Europe and America

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from an- + -aspida (from Greek aspid-, aspis shield)

First Known Use

1893, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Anaspida was in 1893

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“Anaspida.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Anaspida. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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