noun Clad·o·sel·a·che \ˌkladəˈselə(ˌ)kē\

Definition of Cladoselache

  1. :  a genus (the type of the family Cladoselachidae) comprising the most primitive known sharklike fishes, restricted to the upper Devonian and with a few other extinct forms constituting the subclass Pleuropterygii


\¦kladōsə̇¦lākēən\ adjective or noun

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Origin and Etymology of cladoselache

New Latin, from clad- + -selache (from Greek selachos fish with cartilaginous skeleton) — more at selachii

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to cast off or become cast off

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