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

Definition of Pharyngognathi 

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

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Other Words from Pharyngognathi

pharyngognathous \¦⸗⸗¦⸗nəthəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Pharyngognathi

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

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