Echinorhinus

noun
Echi·​no·​rhi·​nus | \ -ˈrīnəs \

Definition of Echinorhinus

: a genus of sharks (family Squalidae) comprising the bramble sharks and sometimes being made type of a separate family Echinorhinidae

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for Echinorhinus

New Latin, from echin- + Greek rhinos skin; akin to Old English wrītan to write

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about Echinorhinus

Statistics for Echinorhinus

Cite this Entry

“Echinorhinus.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Echinorhinus. Accessed 11 December 2019.

Comments on Echinorhinus

What made you want to look up Echinorhinus? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

heavy with or as if with moisture

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Semantic Drift Quiz

  • a twisty river
  • Which of the following was once a synonym for fun?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!