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oxyrhynch

noun oxy·rhynch \ ˈäksə̇ˌriŋk , -sēˌr- \

Definition of oxyrhynch

plural -s
1 : a crab having a pointed rostrum : one of the Oxyrhyncha
2 plural oxyrhynchi\-ˌkī, -(ˌ)kē\ or less commonly oxyrhynchus
[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 \ " \

Definition of oxyrhynch

: sharp-snouted : sharp-billed

Origin and Etymology of oxyrhynch

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


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