coelacanth

noun coe·la·canth \ ˈsē-lə-ˌkan(t)th \

Definition of coelacanth

: any of an order (Coelacanthiformes) of lobe-finned fishes known chiefly from Paleozoic and Mesozoic fossils

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Origin and Etymology of coelacanth

ultimately from Greek koilos hollow + akantha spine — more at cave


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