Hybodus

noun Hyb·o·dus \ -ədəs \

Definition of Hybodus

:a large genus (the type of the family Hybodontidae) of extinct sharks existing from the Trias to the Lower Cretaceous that are usually included among the Squaloidea but are sometimes placed with related extinct forms in a separate suborder of the order Pleurotremata

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Origin and Etymology of hybodus

New Latin Hybodont-, Hybodus, from Greek hybos hump + New Latin -odont, -odus


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