syngnathous

adjective

syng·​na·​thous
ˈsiŋnəthəs
1
: having the jaws drawn out into a tubular snout
2
: of or relating to the Syngnathidae

Word History

Etymology

in sense 1, from syn- + -gnathous; in sense 2, from New Latin Syngnathus + English -ous

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“Syngnathous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/syngnathous. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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