Heterostraci

plural noun Het·er·os·tra·ci

Definition of Heterostraci

:a class or other division of ostracoderms with widely separated nares and eyes and with an exoskeleton which may consist of a few large plates or numerous placoid scales

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Origin and Etymology of heterostraci

New Latin, from heter- + Greek ostrakon shell, potsherd


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