Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of leptocardians in which the mouth is surrounded by fringes, which were at one time erroneously supposed to have the functions of branchiæ: synonymous with Amphioxus.
  • noun A genus of myriapods.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) The lancelet. See amphioxus.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun the lancelet (Amphioxus lanceolatus)

Etymologies

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From branchio- + -stoma

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