Definition of Cladoselache
: 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
cladoselachian\¦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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