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crossopterygian

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various lobe-finned fishes, including the coelacanths but usually not the lungfishes. No longer in scientific use.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In ichthyology, belonging to or of the nature of the Crossopterygia or Crossopterygidæ; pertaining to the Crossopterygia. Also crossopterygious.
  • noun One of the Crossopterygia.

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

  • adjective (Zoöl.) Of or pertaining to the Crossopterygii.

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

  • adjective zoology Of or pertaining to the Crossopterygii.
  • noun zoology One of the Crossopterygii.

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

  • noun any fish of the order Crossopterygii; most known only in fossil form

Etymologies

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

[From New Latin Crossopterygiī, group name : Greek krossoi, fringe (from krossōtos, fringed, from krossai, projecting stone blocks) + Greek pterugia, fins, pl. diminutive of pterux, pterug-, wing; see pterygoid.]

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