oxyrhynch

noun
oxy·​rhynch | \ ˈäksə̇ˌriŋk, -sēˌr- \
plural -s

Definition of oxyrhynch

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a crab having a pointed rostrum : one of the Oxyrhyncha
2 or less commonly oxyrhynchus \ ˌ⸗⸗ˈriŋkəs \ plural oxyrhynchi\ -​ˌkī , -​(ˌ)kē \ [New Latin oxyrhynchus (specific epithet of Mormyrus oxyrhynchus), from Greek oxyrrhynchos, adjective] : a sacred fish (Mormyrus oxyrhynchus)

oxyrhynch

adjective
\ " \

Definition of oxyrhynch (Entry 2 of 2)

: sharp-snouted : sharp-billed

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History and Etymology for oxyrhynch

Noun

New Latin Oxyrhyncha

Adjective

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

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“Oxyrhynch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oxyrhynch. Accessed 1 Aug. 2021.

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