Pharyngognathi

plural noun Phar·yn·gog·na·thi \ˌfarə̇ŋˈgägnəˌthī\

Definition of Pharyngognathi

in some classifications

  1. :  an order or other division of teleost fishes comprising forms (as scaroid and labroid fishes and formerly cichlid and embiotocid fishes) in which the lower pharyngeal bones are united and which are now usually placed in Percoidea

pharyngognathous

adjective

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Origin and Etymology of pharyngognathi

New Latin, from pharyng- + -gnathi (from Greek gnathos jaw) — more at -gnathous


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