Ichthyotomi

plural noun
Ich·​thy·​ot·​o·​mi

Definition of Ichthyotomi

: a subclass or order of Chondrichthyes comprising chiefly Carboniferous and early Permian sharks having a slender and elongated body with diphycercal tail and archipterygial fins — compare pleuracanthus

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Other Words from Ichthyotomi

ichthyotomous \ ¦⸗⸗¦ätəməs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Ichthyotomi

New Latin, from ichthy- + -tomi (from Greek temnein to cut)

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“Ichthyotomi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ichthyotomi. Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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