ag·​na·​thous | \ ˈag-nə-thəs \
variants: or less commonly agnathic \ (ˈ)ag-​¦na-​thik , (ˈ)ā-​¦na-​ \

Definition of agnathous

1 : having no jaws
2 [New Latin Agnatha + English -ous or -ic] : of or relating to the Agnatha

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First Known Use of agnathous

1870, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for agnathous

a- entry 2 + Greek gnathos + English -ous or -ic

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“Agnathous.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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