oxyrhynch

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noun

oxy·​rhynch
ˈäksə̇ˌriŋk,
-sēˌr-
plural -s
1
: a crab having a pointed rostrum : one of the Oxyrhyncha
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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

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adjective

"
: sharp-snouted : sharp-billed

Word History

Etymology

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 5 Dec. 2022.

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