Hexanchus

noun
Hex·​an·​chus | \ hekˈsaŋkəs \

Definition of Hexanchus

: the type genus of the family Hexanchidae sometimes considered to include all living members of the family but sometimes restricted to those with six pairs of branchial clefts

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History and Etymology for Hexanchus

New Latin, from hexa- + anchus (probably from Greek anchein to strangle)

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“Hexanchus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hexanchus. Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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