chaetognath

noun
chae·​to·​gnath | \ ˈkē-ˌtäg-ˌnath How to pronounce chaetognath (audio) , -tə(g)- \

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chaetognath adjective

First Known Use of chaetognath

circa 1889, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chaetognath

New Latin Chaetognatha, class or phylum name, ultimately from Greek chaitē + gnathos jaw — more at -gnathous

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The first known use of chaetognath was circa 1889

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“Chaetognath.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chaetognath. Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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