agnathous

adjective

ag·​na·​thous
ˈag-nə-thəs
variants or less commonly agnathic
(ˈ)ag-¦na-thik,
(ˈ)ā-¦na-
1
: having no jaws
2
[New Latin Agnatha + English -ous or -ic] : of or relating to the Agnatha

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1870, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of agnathous was in 1870

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“Agnathous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/agnathous. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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