plural noun

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

Word History


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

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“Hyperotreta.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hyperotreta. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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