Opisthomi

plural noun Opis·tho·mi \-ˌmī\

Definition of Opisthomi

  1. :  a small order of freshwater carnivorous fishes of Africa and southern Asia that resemble eels and have modified tubular nostrils and highly developed olfactory organs

opisthomous

\-məs\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of opisthomi

New Latin, plural of opisthomus with the shoulder behind from opisth- + Greek ōmos shoulder — more at humerus


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