Nematognathi

plural noun Nem·a·tog·na·thi \ˌneməˈtägnəˌthī\

Definition of Nematognathi

in some classifications

  1. :  an order of scaleless fishes that comprises the catfishes and is equivalent to the suborder Siluroidea of the order Ostariophysi

nematognathous

adjective

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Origin and Etymology of nematognathi

New Latin, from nemat- + -gnathi (from -gnathi, plural of -gnathus -gnathous)


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