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crossopterygian

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

  • n. See lobe-finned fish.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the Crossopterygii.
  • n. One of the Crossopterygii.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the Crossopterygii.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

  • n. 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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