noun plural

Chon·​drich·​thy·​es kän-ˈdrik-thē-ˌēz How to pronounce Chondrichthyes (audio)
: a class comprising cartilaginous fishes with well-developed jaws and including the sharks, skates, rays, chimeras, and extinct related forms compare cyclostomata

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“Chondrichthyes.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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