Pharyngognathi

plural noun

Phar·​yn·​gog·​na·​thi
ˌfarə̇ŋˈgägnəˌthī
in some classifications
: 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
¦⸗⸗¦⸗nəthəs
adjective

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from pharyng- + -gnathi (from Greek gnathos jaw)

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“Pharyngognathi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pharyngognathi. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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