Definition of caenostylic

: having the first two branchial arches without gills but attached to the cranium and serving in taking food used of sharks, chimaeras, and amphibians

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Other Words from caenostylic

caenostyly \ ˈ⸗⸗ˌstīlē \ noun, plural -es

First Known Use of caenostylic

1904, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for caenostylic

caen- + -stylic

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