plural noun

: an order of teleost tropical fishes resembling the true eels (order Apodes) but having the maxillaries and premaxillaries well developed and the pectoral arch joined to or near the skull

Word History


New Latin, alteration of Symbranchia

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“Symbranchii.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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