capitalized : a genus (the type of the family Ceratodontidae) comprising dipnoan fishes that have archipterygial pectoral and pelvic fins and dental plates with radiating ridges, being originally based on and now usually restricted to fossil forms from the Mesozoic but in some especially former classifications including the surviving Australian lungfish
plural -es : any fish or fossil of Ceratodus or a closely related genus

Word History


New Latin, from cerat- + -odus

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“Ceratodus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ceratodus. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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