lancelet

noun lance·let \ ˈlan(t)-slət \

Definition of lancelet

: any of a subphylum (Cephalochordata) of small translucent marine primitive chordate animals that are fishlike in appearance and usually live partially buried on the ocean floor called also amphioxus

First Known Use of lancelet

circa 1836

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lancelet

noun lance·let \ ˈlan(t)-slət \

medical Definition of lancelet

: any vertebrate animal of the subphylum Cephalochordata called also amphioxus

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