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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Origin and Etymology of hexanchus

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


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