cyclostome

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noun cy·clo·stome \ˈsī-klə-ˌstōm\

Definition of cyclostome

  1. :  any of a class (Cyclostomata) of jawless fishes having a large sucking mouth and comprising the hagfishes and lampreys

Origin and Etymology of cyclostome

ultimately from Greek kykl- + stoma mouth — more at stomach


First Known Use: 1835


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cyclostome

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noun cy·clo·stome \ˈsī-klə-ˌstōm, ˈsik-lə-\

Medical Definition of cyclostome

  1. :  any vertebrate of the class or order Cyclostomata


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