Definition of Tectospondyli
in some classifications
: an order or other division of elasmobranch fishes typically having tectospondylic vertebrae and comprising the spiny dogfishes and related forms and the angelfish (genus Squatina) and formerly also the rays and sawfishes — compare batoidei cyclospondyli
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Origin and Etymology of tectospondyli
New Latin, probably from Latin tectum roof + New Latin -o- + -spondyli
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