noun Scap·a·no·rhyn·chus \ˌskapənōˈriŋkəs\

Definition of Scapanorhynchus

  1. :  a genus of galeoid sharks comprising the goblin sharks and related extinct forms and known from the Lower Cretaceous onward

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Origin and Etymology of scapanorhynchus

New Latin, from Greek skapanē spade + New Latin -o- + -rhynchus; akin to Greek skaptein to dig — more at capon

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to cast off or become cast off

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