Xenacanthini

plural noun
Xen·​acan·​thi·​ni | \ ˌzenəˌkanˈthīˌnī, -ˈkan(t)thəˌnī \

Definition of Xenacanthini

in some classifications
: a division of fossil elasmobranchs that is nearly equivalent to Ichthyotomi

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History and Etymology for Xenacanthini

New Latin, from xen- + acanth- + -ini

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“Xenacanthini.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Xenacanthini. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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