from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of numerous fishes of the class Chondrichthyes, characterized by a cartilaginous skeleton and placoid scales and including the sharks, rays, and skates.
- adj. Of or belonging to the class Chondrichthyes.
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- n. Any of many cartilaginous fish of the subclass Elasmobranchii
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- adj. Of or pertaining to the Elasmobranchii.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to or having the characters of the Elasmobranchii.
- n. A vertebrate of the group Elasmobranchii.
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- n. any of numerous fishes of the class Chondrichthyes characterized by a cartilaginous skeleton and placoid scales: sharks; rays; skates
Abstract: The freshwater sawfish Pristis microdon is a critically endangered elasmobranch. snip
Abstract: The freshwater sawfish Pristis microdon is a critically endangered elasmobranch.
This is particularly the case when elasmobranch fish such as sharks and rays, are being salted and sun dried.
He describes the formation of the vertebræ in elasmobranch embryos; for the facts regarding other Vertebrates he relies largely on work by
Slime-filled canals in the creatures 'heads - known as the "ampullae of Lorenzini" - let them sniff out the electric field of bottom-feeding flatfish concealed in mud or sand, leading to a tasty treat for the prowling elasmobranch.
McPhie earned her master's degree on Canada's East Coast studying skates which, along with sharks and rays, are elasmobranch or cartilaginous species.
The six N-terminal amino acid residues (GVSFHP) were identical to another elasmobranch shark GRLN-LP that was recently identified although it had low identity with other GRLN peptides.