plural noun Hy·per·o·tre·ta \ˌhīpərōˈtrētə\

Definition of Hyperotreta

  1. :  an order of Cyclostomi including the hagfishes as distinguished from the lampreys — compare hyperoartia

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Origin and Etymology of hyperotreta

New Latin, from Greek hyperōia palate (from feminine of hyperōios upper) + New Latin -treta (from Greek trētos perforated, from tetrainein to perforate, pierce) — more at throw

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to cast off or become cast off

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