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

choanichthys

\-thə̇s\ noun, plural choanichthys

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Origin and Etymology of choanichthyes

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


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