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amphioxus

[am-fee-ok-suh s] /ˌæm fiˈɒk səs/
noun, plural amphioxi
[am-fee-ok-sahy] /ˌæm fiˈɒk saɪ/ (Show IPA),
amphioxuses.
1.
Zoology, lancelet.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; < Neo-Latin: literally, sharp at both ends < Greek amphi- amphi- + oxýs pointed
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amphioxus

/ˌæmfɪˈɒksəs/
noun (pl) -oxi (-ˈɒksaɪ), -oxuses
1.
another name for the lancelet
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin: both ends being sharp, from amphi- + Greek oxus sharp
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amphioxus
  (ām'fē-ŏk'səs)   
See lancelet.
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