Hyperoartia

plural noun
Hy·​pero·​ar·​tia | \ ˌhīpərōˈärsh(ē)ə, -ärtēə \

Definition of Hyperoartia

: an order of cyclostomi consisting of the lampreys as distinguished from the hagfishes — compare hyperotreta

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for Hyperoartia

New Latin, from Greek hyperōia palate (from feminine of hyperōios upper, from hyper over, above) + New Latin -artia (from Greek artios complete, perfect); akin to Greek arti just, exactly, arariskein to fit

Learn More About Hyperoartia

Dictionary Entries Near Hyperoartia

hypernucleus

Hyperoartia

hyperoartian

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for Hyperoartia

Cite this Entry

“Hyperoartia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hyperoartia. Accessed 16 Jan. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!