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oxyrhynch

noun oxy·rhynch \ˈäksə̇ˌriŋk, -sēˌr-\

Definition of oxyrhynch

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  a crab having a pointed rostrum :  one of the Oxyrhyncha

  2. 2 less commonly oxyrhynchus plural oxyrhynchi \-ˌkī, -(ˌ)kē\ [New Latin oxyrhynchus (specific epithet of Mormyrus oxyrhynchus), from Greek oxyrrhynchos, adjective] :  a sacred fish (Mormyrus oxyrhynchus)

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Origin and Etymology of oxyrhynch

New Latin Oxyrhyncha


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oxyrhynch

adjective oxy·rhynch \"\

Definition of oxyrhynch

  1. :  sharp-snouted :  sharp-billed

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Origin and Etymology of oxyrhynch

Greek oxyrrhynchos, from oxy- 1oxy- + rhynchos snout, beak


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