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