noun Gon·o·rhyn·chus \ˌgänəˈriŋkəs\

Definition of Gonorhynchus

  1. :  a genus of slender cylindrical marine fishes without adipose fin, air bladder, or teeth that constitutes a family (Gonorhynchidae) and is the sole surviving representative of a distinct suborder of the order Isospondyli

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Origin and Etymology of gonorhynchus

New Latin, irregular from goni- + -rhynchus

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to cast off or become cast off

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