cyclostome

noun cy·clo·stome \ ˈsī-klə-ˌstōm \

Definition of cyclostome

: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


Medical Dictionary

cyclostome

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

medical Definition of cyclostome

:any vertebrate of the class or order Cyclostomata

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