Choanichthyes

plural noun
Cho·​a·​nich·​thy·​es | \ ˌkōəˈnikthēˌēz \

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

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Other Words from Choanichthyes

choanichthys \ -​thə̇s \ noun, plural choanichthys

History and Etymology for Choanichthyes

New Latin, from choan- + Greek ichthyes, plural of ichthys fish

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“Choanichthyes.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Choanichthyes. Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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