selachian

noun
se·​la·​chi·​an | \ sə-ˈlā-kē-ən How to pronounce selachian (audio) \

Definition of selachian

: any of a variously classified group (Selachii) of cartilaginous fishes that includes the existing sharks and typically most related elasmobranchs (such as rays)

Other Words from selachian

selachian adjective

First Known Use of selachian

1835, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for selachian

ultimately from Greek selachos cartilaginous phosphorescent fish; akin to Greek selas brightness

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“Selachian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/selachian. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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