noun Car·char·i·as \kärˈka(a)rēəs\

Definition of Carcharias

  1. 1 :  the type and sole recent genus of Carchariidae that comprises the common sand sharks

  2. 2 in some classifications :  a genus of sharks variously limited; especially :  one coextensive with the genus Carcharhinus

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Origin and Etymology of carcharias

New Latin, from Greek karcharias, a shark, from karcharos sawlike, jagged; akin to Sanskrit khara harsh, rough

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