Callorynchus

noun
Cal·​lo·​ryn·​chus | \ ˌkaləˈriŋkəs \

Definition of Callorynchus

: a genus (coextensive with the family Callorynchidae) of chimaeralike fishes comprising the elephant fishes, found in south temperate seas, and having the snout elongated and provided with a pendent tactile organ

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for Callorynchus

New Latin, from callo- + -rynchus (alteration of -rhynchus)

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about Callorynchus

Statistics for Callorynchus

Cite this Entry

“Callorynchus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Callorynchus. Accessed 10 Apr. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

Comments on Callorynchus

What made you want to look up Callorynchus? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

The Exceptions Quiz III

  • one green toy robot amidst many red toy robots
  • Which of these words does not mean "nonsense"?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!