plural noun

: 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

Word History


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 26 May. 2024.

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