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elasmobranch

  

      n  
1    any cartilaginous fish of the subclass Elasmobranchii (or Selachii), which includes the sharks, rays, dogfish, and skates  
      adj  
2    of, relating to, or belonging to the Elasmobranchii,   (Also called)    selachian  
     (C19: from New Latin elasmobranchii, from Greek elasmos metal plate + brankhia gills)  
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selachian  
      adj  
1    of, relating to, or belonging to the Selachii (or Elasmobranchii), a large subclass of cartilaginous fishes including the sharks, rays, dogfish, and skates  
      n  
2    any fish belonging to the subclass Selachii,   (Also)    elasmobranch         
     (C19: from New Latin Selachii, from Greek selakhe a shark; related to Greek selas brightness)  


elasmobranch         
      n  
1    any cartilaginous fish of the subclass Elasmobranchii (or Selachii), which includes the sharks, rays, dogfish, and skates  
      adj  
2    of, relating to, or belonging to the Elasmobranchii,   (Also called)    selachian  
     (C19: from New Latin elasmobranchii, from Greek elasmos metal plate + brankhia gills)  

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