Antiarcha

plural noun An·ti·ar·cha

Definition of Antiarcha

  1. :  a subclass or other division of Placodermi comprising small Devonian freshwater ostracoderms having complex bony armor on the anterior part of the body and a pair of pectoral appendages resembling paddles

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Origin and Etymology of antiarcha

New Latin, from 1anti- + -archa (from Greek archos anus); from the contrast in the location of the anus with that of the Urochordata


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