Definition of Choanichthyes
: a subclass of Teleostomi comprising fishes with internal nares that were dominant life-forms in the Devonian but are now nearly extinct and including the Crossopterygii and the aberrant Dipnoi — compare latimeria
choanichthys\-thə̇s\ noun, plural
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Origin and Etymology of choanichthyes
New Latin, from choan- + Greek ichthyes, plural of ichthys fish
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