plural noun

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

Word History


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

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“Hyperoartia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hyperoartia. Accessed 28 May. 2023.

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