plural noun

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

Word History


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

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“Pharyngognathi.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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