Callorynchus

noun

Cal·​lo·​ryn·​chus
ˌkaləˈriŋkəs
: 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

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Callorynchus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Callorynchus. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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