cyclostome

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cy·​clo·​stome | \ ˈsī-klə-ˌstōm How to pronounce cyclostome (audio) \

Definition of cyclostome

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

First Known Use of cyclostome

1835, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cyclostome

ultimately from Greek kykl- + stoma mouth — more at stomach entry 1

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“Cyclostome.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cyclostome. Accessed 18 May. 2021.

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cyclostome

noun
cy·​clo·​stome | \ ˈsī-klə-ˌstōm, ˈsik-lə- How to pronounce cyclostome (audio) \

Medical Definition of cyclostome

: any vertebrate of the class or order Cyclostomata

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