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

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

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cladoselachian \ ¦kladōsə̇¦lākēən \ adjective or noun

History and Etymology for Cladoselache

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

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“Cladoselache.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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