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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A family of anarthrous sharks, represented by the genus Cetorhinus. The teeth are excessively small; the branchiæ have long fringes; the five branchial apertures are extremely cleft, almost girdling the neck, and the eyes are very small. The only certain species is the basking-shark, Cetorhinus maximus.

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