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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of various primitive eellike vertebrates of the class Agnatha, such as a lamprey, lacking jaws and true teeth and having a circular, sucking mouth.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of various primitive jawless fish of the class Cyclostomata, such as the lamprey or hagfish.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to the Cyclostomi.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as cyclostomous.
  • n. A fish of the order Cyclostomi; a marsipobranch; a monorhine; a lamprey or hag.
  • n. A gastropod of the family Cyclostomidæ.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. primitive aquatic vertebrate

Etymologies

From New Latin Cyclostomī and Cyclostomata, class names : cyclo- + Greek stoma, stomat-, mouth.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
French cyclostome, from Ancient Greek κύκλος (kyklos, "circle") + στόμα (stoma, "mouth"). (Wiktionary)

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