Carcharias

noun
Car·​char·​i·​as | \ kärˈka(a)rēəs \

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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History and Etymology for Carcharias

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

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“Carcharias.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Carcharias. Accessed 3 Aug. 2021.

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