Hyperoartia

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

Definition of Hyperoartia

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

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Origin and Etymology of 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 — more at over, arm


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